BuzzFeed News

Reporting To You

politics

Obama: "I'm Really Not That Partisan Of A Guy"

And then he praised Nixon.

Posted on July 10, 2014, at 3:17 p.m. ET

President Obama cited Abraham Lincoln as his favorite president Thursday, and said, "I'm really not that partisan of a guy" during an Austin, Texas, event.

The president praised Republican Presidents Nixon, Eisenhower, Lincoln, and Roosevelt in a speech blasting Republicans calling for them to take up legislation the White House supports.

Here's the video of Obama's remarks:

U.S. President Barack Obama stops at Franklin Barbecue during a visit to Austin, Texas July 10, 2014.
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama stops at Franklin Barbecue during a visit to Austin, Texas July 10, 2014.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT