Eric Cantor Claims Obama Stormed Out Of Debt Meeting; Claim Is Disputed
“He (the president) became very agitated,” Cantor told Fox News. “He said ‘Ronald Reagan wouldn’t sit here. You either have to compromise on the dollar figure or the grand bargain’…He said ‘Don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people on this.’”
Cantor said Obama shoved back and said, ‘We’ll see you tomorrow’ – noting the meeting “ended with (the) President abruptly walking out of the meeting.”
A senior Democratic aide says this is not the way it went down.
“Congressman Cantor is the last guy who should complain about people abruptly walking out of meetings,” the unidentified aide told Fox.
Another House Democratic source, familiar with the meeting, called this Cantor’s “Gingrich back-of-the-plane” moment.
“Obama was concluding the meeting, giving the closing remarks and talking about meeting tomorrow,” the source told Fox. “Cantor interrupted him and raised for the third time doing a short-term (so after it had already been addressed twice), and Obama shut him down. Cantor was playing the role he’s played throughout this whole thing – being not productive.”Click here for reuse options!
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