President Obama on NBC’s “Today” Show Tuesday blasted critics who claim that he’s emotionally detached from the economy calling it “nonsense.”
“Ordinary folks understand I spend all my time thinking about this stuff because I’m talking to these folks every single day,” he said in the interview.
While the economic recovery has been one of the anchors many consider to be holding down Obama’s presidency, he spoke about focusing on job creation and not silly politics.
“The challenge, though, is it only takes 100 workers to make what it used to take 1,000 workers to make in terms of the amount of steel,” he said. “So that’s why we’re going to have to look at new industries and encourage entrepreneurs to invest in these new industries and make sure that our workers have the skills to train them.
“For us to employ the same numbers of workers as we need to, to get the unemployment rate down, we’ve got to look at new sectors, new markets. We’ve got to do more exporting. So one of my big areas of focus has been on increasing exports.”