'I Don't Think It Was Sexist': Perino Defends Obama's Warren Comments
Megyn Kelly discussed the fallout President Obama is facing after criticizing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) over her opposition to the free trade agreement.
"The truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else," Obama said in the interview with Yahoo! News. "And, you know, she’s got a voice that she wants to get out there. I understand that. And on most issues, she and I deeply agree. On this one, though, her arguments don’t stand the test of fact and scrutiny."
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has suggested that Obama's remarks were "sexist."
“I think the president was disrespectful to her about the way he did that,” Brown told reporters Tuesday. "“I think the president has made this more personal than he needed to.”
Fox News reported:
On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told MSNBC that Brown was a “stand-up guy” and said he was confident that Brown would “find a way to apologize” after reviewing his comments.
Brown made his comments as the liberal-leaning group the National Organization for Women said Obama’s remarks had sexist overtones.
“I think it is sexist," NOW President Terry O'Neill told The Hill newspaper. "I think the president was trying to build up his own trustworthiness on this issue by convincing us that Senator Warren's concerns are not to be taken seriously. But he did it in a sexist way."
Dana Perino told Kelly that she doesn't think Obama's comments were sexist.
"President Obama knows Elizabeth Warren," Perino stated. "They're friends, she worked for him in the administration. I don't think at all that it was sexist."
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