Williams Pleased Obama, Unlike Bush, Admitted He 'Screwed Up'
Then, at the start of Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, Williams adopted the White House line as his own: “Yesterday, in the Oval Office, the President told us in the interview that he 'screwed up.' That's not something we're used to hearing from our President in recent years.”
Williams led the February 4 newscast:
Good evening. This was a different day at the Obama White House. Yesterday, in the Oval Office, the President told us in the interview that he “screwed up.” That's not something we're used to hearing from our President in recent years. He was talking about the tax problems of some of his nominees. But today, when he took on the topic of the economy, he took on the Republicans, reminding them he was the one elected President, and warning everybody of catastrophe if this economic fix isn't approved. We'll begin there tonight with our chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd.