Obama: 'I Draw Inspiration' From People Dealing With Tough Economy
In a taped appearance on The View, set to air today, President Obama discussed the continuing problems in the economy: "As much as you've been saying it's tough for me, the truth is, it's not tough for me. You know I've got pundits on the news who might say things, but what the American people have gone through -- losing jobs, seeing their home values go down, their 401ks declining -- those are the people that I draw inspiration from because I get letters every night from them and I read them."
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Obama's Day Ahead
President Obama will deliver a major education reform speech at 10:05 a.m. ET, at the National Urban League 100th Anniversary Convention. He will meet at 11:10 a.m. ET with his national security team for his monthly meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan. He will have lunch with Vice President Biden at 12:35 p.m. ET. He will receive the presidential daily briefing at 1:45 p.m. ET. He will sign the Tribal Law and Order Act at 4:50 p.m. ET. He will attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at 7:05 p.m. ET.