Monday, December 8, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama talks economy, foreign policy on ‘Meet the Press’

In his first Sunday show appearance as President-elect, Barack Obama spoke in detail about the economy and foreign policy on 'Meet the Press' this morning.

The President-elect warned the economy is "going to get worse" before it gets better and declared that a short-term economic stimulus package is his "number one priority" coming into the White House.

"We’ve got to provide a blood infusion right now, make sure that the patient is stabilized," he noted. "We’ve got to get the economy moving."

President-elect Obama announced the leaders of his White House economic team before the Thanksgiving holiday -- the earliest announcement of its kind ever made by an incoming administration. In his interview, the President-elect assured that his White House economic team is already hard at work drawing the blueprints for economic recovery.

President-elect Obama also announced that he will nominate retired General Eric K. Shinseki at a press conference later today, calling General Shinseki, "exactly the right person who is going to be able to make sure that we honor our troops when they come home."

Watch clips from President-elect Obama’s appearance on 'Meet the Press' below:

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