White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that he has heard no complaints about President Barack Obama's comment that he is trying to figure out "whose ass to kick" for the BP oil spill.
CNBC anchor Becky Quick called the comment unpresidential on Tuesday, a claim that was echoed by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Wednesday.
"No, I’ve not heard any regrets about the language," Gibbs said.
In an interview with NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday Obama said "[I] don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar — we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick."
He was responding to Matt Lauer's request to respond to those who say he should stop talking to experts and start "kicking butt."