President Obama delivered a statement from the White House Briefing Room this afternoon on the economy and Washington gridlock. The cable and broadcast networks had live coverage of the press conference, which included questions from the press after the President delivered his remarks.
“Good Morning America” weekend news anchor Ron Claiborne anchored an ABC News special report, joined by Jonathan Karl. On NBC, David Gregory anchored with Chuck Todd at the White House. James Brown anchored on CBS with Bill Plante at the White House.
The cable news networks also took the President’s statement live: Jenna Lee anchored on Fox News with Wendell Goler at the White House, Krystal Ball anchored for MSNBC with Chris Jansing at the White House, and Anderson Cooper anchored for CNN with Wolf Blitzer in Jerusalem, Jake Tapper in Washington and Michelle Kosinski at the White House.
> First question goes to Roberta Rampton from Reuters, who asked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
> Second question goes to Bill Plante from CBS News, who asked the President if he’s losing his international influence. In his response, Obama says that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on “even longer than you’ve been reporting.”
> Third question goes to Fox News’ Wendell Goler, who asks about the President’s executive orders.
> Fourth and last question goes to CNN’s Michelle Kosinski, who asks if a cease-fire in Gaza is realistic.