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January 20th, 2013
05:34 PM ET

Stephanie Cutter on first term shortcomings: "The president believes he could have done a better job communicating"

On the eve of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, tonight Piers Morgan is in the nation's capital, where he'll host a special Sunday evening edition of his primetime program.

This evening the British television presenter welcomes a trio of political experts, as David Axelrod, Jim Messina and Stephanie Cutter all join Morgan in person to preview Monday's pomp and circumstance.

As Barack Obama officially begins his second term in the White House, the host asked Stephanie Cutter to reveal the ways in which the commander-in-chief had come up short during the first four years:

"Now you’ve won that second term, so you can perhaps be a little bit more honest about the, perhaps the areas where he could have gone further but didn’t or where he personally regrets not going further," suggests Morgan. "What would you say they would be for him?"

"I'm gonna point to his own words. He said this. He believes he could have done a better job communicating with the American people. You know we’ve been talking a bit about what we were dealing with four years ago when the president was taking the oath of office – the financial crisis, the economic crisis, this building a new administration – you know we had a our hands full. And I think trying to get all of that done and take the emergency steps that we had to take to shore up our bank, some things were lost in there," says the woman who served as Deputy Campaign Manager for the president's reelection campaign. "Ultimately, we believe that we’ve put good reforms in place to make sure we never have another financial crisis, the building blocks of a good economy, but the president believes he could have done a better job communicating that with the American people."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in at 9 p.m. for an all inauguration edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight" from Washington D.C.
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  1. grace sette

    hi piers, i am a loyal fan of yours but not tonight. reason is you have stephanie cutter who is a liar, probably more than once on your program. you may have not had anything to do with this choice but i truly enjoy politics but so discouraged with some of the obama personnel, sorry piers, i will say you are quite good at interviewing and i will view you again, just not tonight.

    January 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Dennis

    I wish Piers you would have asked Stephanie Cutter two questions. Why did the campaign continue to promote the lie about Mitt Romney's involvement in the death of the steel worker's wife and why doesn't the administration come clean about "Fast and Furious" and the 9/11/12 incident in Benghazi?

    January 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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