WATCH: Obama Admits Making Mistakes; says he Wants a Second Term ‘Badly’ and Resents Being Called ‘the Food Stamp President’


In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Obama today acknowledged that he has made mistakes during his presidency but defended the steps his administration has taken to create jobs and improve the economy.

“I second-guess constantly… I make a mistake, you know, every hour, every day,” he told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, laughing. “There’re always things that you’re learning in the job. And I have no doubt that I’m a better president now than the day I took office just because you get more experience. But when you look at the broad outlines of what we did, had it not been for the steps we took our economy would be profoundly weaker than we are right now.”
The president was responding to a question by a Yahoo! user asking him if there’s something that he learned about himself and wished he had done in the first three years.
The president, who is in Las Vegas today promoting his energy agenda, cited the auto bailout and the Recovery Act as examples of his administration’s successes. Addressing criticism that the economy hasn’t grown very quickly in the last three years, Obama said he laid out the foundations that will position the country to continue growing.
“The auto industry, which has now created 160,000 jobs, and sees GM as the number one automaker in the world again, that didn’t just happen by accident,” he said. 
Source: Yahoo News