Flashback: Obama Jokes About Not Wanting To Have a Drink with Mitch McConnell

‘Really? Why don’t YOU get a drink with Mitch McConnell?’

I know Republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. And look, call me self-centered, but I can think of one minority they could start with. (Laughter) Hello? Think of me as a trial run, you know? (Laughter) See how it goes. (Laughter)

If they won’t come to me, I will come to them.  Recently, I had dinner – it’s been well publicized — I had dinner with a number of the Republican senators. And I’ll admit it wasn’t easy. I proposed a toast — it died in committee. (Laughter)

Of course, even after I’ve done all this, some folks still don’t think I spend enough time with Congress. 'Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?' they ask. Really? (Laughter) Why don’t YOU get a drink with Mitch McConnell? (Laughter and applause) I’m sorry. I get frustrated sometimes."


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