CNN Anchor: Some Republicans Concerned Obama May Be Caving to Republicans on Debt Ceiling

CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield apparently thinks some Republican players in the debt ceiling debate are concerned that President Obama is conceding too much. During the 12 p.m. EDT hour Friday, Whitfield alleged that many important players from both parties think Obama may be "caving" to Republicans.

"You know, there are a lot of players who are very concerned – Democrats and Republicans who are concerned – and particularly Democrats are concerned that the president may be giving up too much in order to come about a deal," Whitfield remarked while stumbling over her words.

Whitfield explained that in pushing an agenda of compromise, of including spending cuts and tax increases in a debt ceiling plan, President Obama may be "caving," according to some "very concerned" members of the debate.

A transcript of Whitfield's comments, which aired on July 22 at 12:10 p.m. EDT, is as follows:

FREDRICKA WHITFIELD: So, what's interesting -- the president keeps the using the word "compromise." But then there are others who are saying, is president compromising or is he caving? You know, there are a lot of players who are very concerned -- Democrats and Republicans who are concerned -- and particularly Democrats are concerned that the president may be giving up too much in order to come about a deal.

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014