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RNC blasts Obama fundraising swing as 'hypocrisy at its finest'

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The video from the RNC argues that it is "the definition of hypocrisy" for Obama to fundraise with wealthy donors after arguing during the presidential campaign that the richest citizens should pay more in income taxes.

"On the campaign trail, Obama ran against the wealthy 1 percent. But when you're not looking, where's President Obama?" on-screen text asks, before transitioning to news accounts of the president's fundraising trip.

In a statement, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said it was unseemly for the president to fundraise despite having not yet introduced his annual budget.

"On the campaign trail Obama’s favorite applause line was attacking the very people he’s now begging for campaign cash,” Priebus said. “Hypocrisy at its finest. Barack Obama has his priorities completely backward — prioritizing billionaires over the taxpayers who demand and deserve a budget and canceling White House tours while he spends $180,000 an hour flying Air Force One to fundraise on Billionaires Row.”

On Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney defended the trip as "consistent with actions taken by past presidents."

"I think he's going to be raising money to try to elect people who he believes share his agenda and his priorities," Carney said.