In an exclusive interview with ABC News President Barack Obama said that he is in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Earlier this month the President said that he understands the frustrations of the protesters, but now has changed his tune and is riding with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.
As Reported By ABC News:
“I understand the frustrations being expressed in those protests,” Obama told ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper in the interview to air this evening on ABC News “Nightline” from Jamestown, N.C.
“In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party. Both on the left and the right, I think people feel separated from their government. They feel that their institutions aren’t looking out for them,” he said.
Obama said the most important thing he can do as president is express solidarity with the protesters and redouble his commitment to achieving what he described as a more egalitarian society.
Good to see that the President is on the side of the people and he is riding with Occupy Wall Street.
SOURCE: ABC News