Team Obama Rejects Romney’s God Attack

“The president believes as much that God should be taken off a coin as he does that aliens will attack Florida,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki says.

Larry Downing / Reuters

President Barack Obama’s campaign rejected Mitt Romney’s apparent implication on Saturday that the president would try to take “God” off U.S. Currency.

Aboard “Press Force One” on a bus tour through Florida, Obama traveling Press Secretary Jen Psaki at first tried to pass on the question as not serious, but ultimately called the assertion “absurd.”

“Look, this is nothing more than a desperate attack based on a false premise by the Romney team and its sad that the debate has been driven to this level of discourse,” she said. “The president believes as much that god should be taken off a coin as he does that aliens will attack Florida. It’s an absurd question to be raised.” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney chimed in, according to the pool report, citing his days as a reporter for Time Magazine.

“There’s a period when the argument is not going your way… and you begin to see random issues thrown up like spaghetti against the wall to see if anything can stick,” he said. “I wouldn’t say based on my experience covering presidential campaigns that that has ever worked as a strategy.”

Check out more articles on!

    Here Are The Top Stories
    • Police in Athens used pepper spray on protesters two days ahead of Greece's major bailout vote.
    • A medical helicopter has crashed in Colorado. Three people were injured, according to reports.
    • Serena Williams survived an upset at Wimbledon and defeated Heather Watson. She'll play her older sister Venus in the next round of the tournament ?
    Get The News App

    Hot Buzz

    What’s Your All-Time Favorite Beach Read?


    What Do You Want To Know About Jazz Jennings?


    Now Buzzing