Transcript for Obama Explains Why He Waded into Limbaugh Debacle
I don't know what's in Rush Limbaugh's heart some other comment on. The sincerity of his apology. Why can't comment on is the fact that. All decent folks can agree. That the remarks or made don't have any place in the public -- And the other reason I called. This -- is because. I thought about. Malia and Sasha and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is staying -- Issues they care about. Even ones I may not agree when the -- I want them to be able to speak their mind and a civil and thoughtful way. And I don't want them attacked. Or or called. Formal names. Because there being good citizens and I wanted. Senator to know that. That I thought -- -- should be proud of and that we want. To send a message to all our young people that. -- -- part of a democracy involves. Arguments and disagreements and debate and we want you to be engaged and there's a way to do it that doesn't. Involve. You being. Demeaned and insulted. Particularly when their presence of us.
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