White House moves swiftly to stem fallout of Obama interview

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The White House is moving swiftly to stem the fallout from a potentially damaging interview President Obama gave on Tuesday, in which he was quoted saying that he did not “begrudge” the multibillion-dollar bonuses of Wall Street executives.

Administration aides insisted, in email exchanges with the Huffington Post, that the quote was largely overplayed. The story, they say, made it appear as if the president didn’t mind massive compensation packages when he was simply stating that he didn’t fault anyone for his or her personal or professional success. Moreover, they added, the president has made similar remarks many times before without getting the critical reception he received on Wednesday morning.

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