President Obama Makes Surprise Visit to the Briefing Room

Right now, President Obama is in the White House briefing room, during the press corps’ daily briefing, to address the comments he made Wednesday on the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. The President said in his prime-time presser that the Cambridge police acted “stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were already in their own home.”

>>MORE: Obama says both the Cambridge officer and Prof. Gates are good people and that his words have added to a “media frenzy.”

Also– the President and Prof. Gates may get together for a beer at the White House. We’ll keep you posted on those plans.

>>UPDATE: Now White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is back at the podium and he jokes that he has “all the confidence in the world” that whatever he says will not make the news now.

And after the jump, because it’s Friday, a clip from the Daily Show, in which Jon Stewart says the President answered “stupidly” Wednesday…

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