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MSNBC's Matthews: Obama Isn't Engineer of Stalled US Train

Tuesday, 09 Aug 2011 01:52 PM

MSNBC hosts Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell disagree on President Barack Obama’s speech on Standard & Poor’s downgrade of America’s credit rating.

Mitchell said during a live exchange on MSNBC Monday that she thinks the president showed confidence in his insistence that the United States is “still a triple-A country.”

But Matthews countered that he believes Obama has dropped the ball and that the parties need stronger leadership to build consensus on tough economic issues, according to mediaite.com.

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“I think it still needs some sort of engine to make this happen, and I don’t think the president is the engineer anymore,” Matthews said. “I don’t think he’s running the train. I think we’re basically stalled as a country politically right now.”

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