(THE HILL) The White House is bristling at suggestions President Obama is disconnected, checked out or out of touch.
White House allies maintain that the storyline of a checked-out president is a myth drummed up by the news media during the summer doldrums.
“It’s bullshit,” said one former senior administration official. “This is a guy who reads 10 letters a day simply to keep in touch with the American people. He spends all his time thinking about the economy and improving lives of the American people. He’s constantly in touch.”
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