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And some controversy now developing around a dinner attended by President Obama as well as former president George H.
And his son the former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
President Obama and Jeb Bush both featured speakers at the alfalfa dinner a -- -- tie gathering of business and political bigwigs.
Where they get together to share some laughs it's an annual tradition -- -- -- it forever in Washington.
The president spoke first.
And then he walked out before Jeb Bush's speech and now he's taken -- incoming on that.
Michael Reagan and the chairman of the Reagan group Reagan dot com and it political consultant Michael thank you for being here.
Al hunt wrote a very interesting piece for Bloomberg on this and said that -- -- -- including the president himself.
Are showing signs of cocky net.
And he talks about this particular instance as one example.
And says that -- insurer in attendance say this is the first time any of them could recall a speaker leaving.
Even before the other side had the opportunity it's all in good fun so it's not like.
Yeah highly charged political atmosphere your reaction to it.
It's a good -- think the key areas.
-- that Al hunt wrote the column at Al hunt is not somebody the respect like I -- -- but of bread fruit.
He's not from the right side of the building out -- the left side of the building.
And he has taken aback by the arrogance.
Of this president that the -- and walk out on this -- this fund dinner.
Jeb Bush -- speak and you have HW bush in an audience.
There they're there to hear him speak and yet he believes.
And walked out of that I just shows the ongoing Airgas I think in this present nothing's ever stop campaigning.
I think he's you know he's somebody who again is -- What about his pay grade maybe and he's taken this all leading pretty heavy.
-- and that.
It concerns me -- and now it's starting to concern.
Of course Al hunt and the left and the Democrats -- well it.
Good because it's not like this dinner is not Blake even the White House correspondents dinner the radio and television correspondents dinner where.
You know the president is the main events and then you know shows up and makes his -- and leads that.
History of this dinner and it is only really high powered people Washington it's not like the minions like make.
It's big high -- people.
And that tradition is one person's face and then another person there's two people who speak so it is unusual I guess for.
It usually involves the president the president didn't -- nine he waited for the counterpart John McCain -- than usual for him -- -- in particular when and a former president fighting.
You're like -- like Al hunt mentions what would've happened if George W.
Bush who don't opt out on Hillary's speech with Bill Clinton sitting in fact in the audience -- held to pay.
In the media.
Four for George W.
Bush do that you know I think back to my father -- You know this president still hasn't gotten armor my -- and remaking your elected -- United States there comes a time when you -- home.
The president of the United States and you really start to understand.
Who you are it in history and what have you and and my dad who never took -- -- off in the Oval Office who really remembered these things -- I think about it too like -- they might might -- 101.
I mean seventeen -- not in our first president collective.
So how many people how many generations have been born and died and seventeen to 89 and my -- was only the fortieth person.
To be the president of the United States America and and we have the president now.
Is the 44 only 44 people you need to really understand.
What you are who you are and you start they have to respect.
That position and you start by respecting others around you and I don't think Barack Obama has ever respect to the people around.
You know it's it's.
Who knows why the president left we that we maybe didn't feel well maybe yet failing -- in elevating this wanna get out there because he he is said to hate these types of gatherings.
And you thought it was you know as much as he wanted to -- don't show -- -- it.
Well I don't I mean in any allowed that you know shop a little -- make the speech please everybody that he had to sit listen and Jeb Bush you know.
I -- don't you a lot bit did doped up.
But you don't -- people you know by showing up.
Hearing yourself you know he's -- hearing themselves be hearing other people speak at chilly here themselves -- you watch that don't guess.
And this honor the other people -- -- don't dishonor and 87 year old former president who served his country well by walking out on his son.
Who's going to speak the way it is set up.
That if that's the case.
Don't go he would be better off not don't T think that pounding somebody like George W.
Bush and it and -- Jeb Bush.
Do you think Al hunt has a point about the cocky about -- he talks about how he he hearkens back to win Obama President Obama is running against Hillary Clinton.
And had done so well Iowa had one it was expected to win New Hampshire and then they had a debate and at that debate he was asked of Hillary -- likable and he said.
She's likable enough.
And he said that was an example of him getting cocky and he paid the price -- -- she won in New Hampshire he's saying he believes that they may be getting cocky now in his reelection.
And he cites this example to -- further evidence of it.
-- I don't think he's never not been cocky.
I think it's PIR hearken back to the first couple days in office when you ought to be seized the bus to a -- -- Churchill just get that thing out here I think there's always been that cocky and us.
And -- the left.
Al -- and others are starting to see it because he's starting to act that way towards -- instead of just us on the right he's doing it towards them.
With -- in the White House and all the things Al hunt talked about in that article that they're starting to feel the same thing now.
And that will not bode well for reelection campaign if indeed he used that way to a -- You know every -- you tell that story about your dad you know you become president it really is it's a show -- because you think about that -- for any man.
Or hopefully -- woman sitting in the Oval Office having that moment where you realize.
What a huge -- you've taken on -- and you have to you have to be bigger than yourself anyway Michael Reagan thank you so much there.
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