Let me see. Would we call this disingenuous? Dissemination? Prevarication? Or just outright lying?
Call it what you will. It's political opportunism at its ugliest.
WASHINGTON (AP) - "That wasn't me," President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One.
It actually was him - and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years - who shaped a budget so out of balance.
And as a presidential candidate and president-elect, he backed the twilight Bush-era stimulus plan that made the deficit deeper, all before he took over and promoted spending plans that have made it much deeper still.
FACT CHECK: Obama disowns deficit he helped shape