Tuesday morning, President Obama pitched a plea to Congress to avoid sequestration on March 1st. The president said the series of automatic spending cuts “won’t grow the economy, won’t create jobs, and will put hardship on a whole lot of people.”

Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin reacted to President Obama calling

on Congress to come together against this “meat-cleaver” approach. She said on Your World, “This is the court jester of sequester. I think that this press conference was a national embarrassment.”

Neil Cavuto wondered, “[President Obama] signed onto these cuts knowing they were sort of the backup plan, as did Republicans I might point out. So this feigned shock and awe about what we’re facing really raises the question, ‘Well, why did you come up with them in the first place?’”

Watch the clip below for Malkin's response: