Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) gave no apology Wednesday regarding his harsh words for President Obama outside the White House earlier this week.
Jindal was criticized for breaching etiquette while blasting the president outside the White House during a press conference Monday after a group of governors met with Obama.
“I'm not really sorry for saying it, but to those who are offended I didn't really follow the [National Governors Association] etiquette book, the reality is the substance is more important,” Jindal said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Republicans and the president have major disagreements on a number of issues, Jindal said, citing the Keystone XL pipeline, an increase of the minimum wage and education reform.
During the Monday press conference, Jindal said Obama was waving the “white flag of surrender” on the economy, a phrase he reiterated Wednesday.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) said at the time that Jindal’s words were some of the most "insane" comments he ever heard.
“I just think the president has given up,” Jindal reiterated. “I think he's focused on campaign rhetoric and tactics instead of real serious policy. We could have had a substantive meeting where we could have said 'Mr. President, here are specific things you could do with your pen. You said you want to go around congress. Here are specific things you can do.' Instead we get the same old rhetoric.”
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