TODAY | August 29, 2013
>>> president clinton roused the crowd yesterday with his speech at the 50th anniversary of the march on washington . but there was one line in particular that a lot of people wondered about. take a listen.
>> martin luther king did not live and die to hear his heirs crying about political gridlock.
>> some people are asking this morning, was clinton basically putting down president obama , who, of course, has consistently blamed congress and republicans for the political gridlock that's gripping washington? did it as recently as an interview yesterday. i don't know about this. it does seem like you can see why some people thought it was a putdown. on the other hand, presidents all the time complain about congress.
>> yes, they do.
>> president clinton was probably making commentary about the washington political culture . but --
>> however --
>> -- president clinton does like to remind you from time to time of his own greatness.
>> can we just say this of president clinton ? take a look. he's talked about this issue before.
>> let's make decisions. this institutionalized delay and gridlock is bad for america.
>> maybe he was talking about himself wihining about gridlock.
>> he could have been including everybody.
>> both sides have complained. but president obama certainly has talked a lot about political gridlock.
>> one of his favorite topics.
>> tamron's suspicious.
>> i think, you know, these days people try to read into every little word. congress has an 11% approval rating. so it's likely he was talking about all of congress. that's what i think.