Barack Obama today deflected reporters from questions about the growing controversy surrounding religious organizations having to provide contraception to their employees.
As MSNBC's Chris Matthews reported on Hardball moments ago, the President stonewalled reporters saying, "Come on, guys" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let’s talk about this thing that’s developed. Even at a photo-op with the Italian Prime Minister late this afternoon, President Obama couldn’t escape questions about this contraceptive issue and religious organizations. Let’s listen to what happened.
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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Is there anything on the contraception controversy that you can share with us?
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you, guys. Come on, guys.
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MATTHEWS: [Laughing] Come on, guys? Come on, guys?
It appears even the Obama-loving Matthews was shocked by the President's response.