President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind the Let Teddy Win movement, the White house said Thursday.
Obama was responding to Republican Senator John McCain’s call for a congressional investigation into the Washington Nationals’ conspiracy against racing president Teddy Roosevelt in a video report that aired Tuesday on ESPN’s E:60.
White House spokesman Jay Carney opened Thursday’s press briefing aboard Air Force One with a prepared statement about the presidents race as an example of the possibility for bipartisanship in Washington.
“Senator McCain gave an important interview the other day,” Carney said, calling Teddy’s losses “an outrage.”
“I agree with Sen. McCain,” he continued. “I’m comfortable saying my boss agrees with Sen. McCain.”
Carney went on to note that president Obama has long been a fan of Theodore Roosevelt.
The White House has posted the full transcript here.