Obama to Governors: '...Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions'

By Melanie Hunter | February 25, 2013 | 1:58 PM EST

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(CNSNews.com) At a meeting with the National Governors Association on Monday, President Barack Obama closed his prepared speech by saying he wanted the press cleared out of the room so he could take some questions.

After saying he looked forward to working with the governors to build a “thriving middle class," Obama said: “That’s our goal, and I know that’s the goal of all of you as well. So I look forward to our partnering--and with that, what I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions."

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