With the upcoming general election a mere two days away, on Sunday "Piers Morgan Tonight" aired a very special edition of the program, welcoming former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs amongst the evening's live guests.
Having worked underneath Barack Obama for nearly two years, and now acting as a senior campaign adviser for the U.S. President, Gibbs says he likes the position his side is in:
"I know, from our campaign's perspective, we feel pretty good about where things are. Obviously what's left now, I'm in Wisconsin, we're about 47 and-a-half hours from the polls closing – it's all about getting our voters out to the polls all day on Tuesday," he told Piers Morgan. "I feel very good about where we are in the nine battleground states and about what we have to do to finish this race off in a little under two days."
With the financial state of America still a concern, and the economy serving as arguably the most critical issue of the election, Morgan asked his guest to defend the job Obama's done during his first term:
"I look at the last 32 months of jobs reports and it's been positive private sector job growth, 5.4 million jobs have been created. Look, Piers, we didn't get into this economic catastrophe overnight," insisted the 41-year-old Democrat. "It's going to take us a while to get out of this mess. We've got a good start. We've moved this country forward. We got to just have to keep moving it forward."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the former White House Press Secretary offers his explanation for the economic crisis that Barack Obama inherited upon arriving in the White House.
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