Transcript for Pres. Obama Budget, Comments on 'Best Looking' A.G., Draw Criticism
We'll turn now to the white house and president obama raising eyebrows on two fronts with some surprising comments about california's attorney general. But we are also learning about some dramatic moves he is about to make with his annual budget. Abc's jonathan karl is at the white house and jon, this is about cuts to social security and medicare, considered a risky move. Reporter: That's right, robin. Something we've never seen from a democratic president in the budget that will come out next week, I am told the president will include cuts to medicare for wealthy retirees and reducing the am cost of living increases for social security. These are the two most cherished programs for democrats, of course, the budget also says that he would only do this if republicans agree to some $500 billion in tax increases and as you know, robin, they're not ready to do that. Yes, that's true. Also raising eyebrows overnight the president out in california at a fund-raiser speaking about the attorney general for california. Can you enlighten us on what the president said. Reporter: It's about kamala harris, one of the fastest rising democratic stars in the country. She's even mentioned, robin, as a possible future presidential candidate but at a fund-raiser last night, a closed fund-raiser the president said of harris "she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough. She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country." Now, some of the president's own allies have taken offense to that. I talked to a senior white house official this whorng who would say only that harris and the president have been friends for a long time and that he went out of his way last night and on many other occasions to talk about her many qualifications not just the way she looks. Okay, jon, have a great weekend.
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