Obama: It’s ‘a cliche’ to say U.S. is ‘the greatest country on Earth’

Obama: It’s ‘a cliche’ to say U.S. is ‘the greatest country on Earth’

It’s “a cliché” to say that America “is the greatest country on Earth,” Pres. Obama told a DNC event in New York City on Monday.

“And more than anything, what I will be striving for over the next three and a half years is to see if that spirit that I saw in Boston and West, Texas, if we can institutionalize that, if we can create a framework where everybody is working together and moving this country forward.

“Now, the good news is that if we do that, we’ve got the best cards of any country on Earth — and that’s the truth.  Look, there’s no American politician, much less American President, who’s not going to say that we’re not the greatest country on Earth.  So that’s a cliché.  On the other hand, objectively, when you look at where we are right now, we are poised for a 21st century that is as much the American century as the 20th century was.”

Earlier in his remarks, Obama said that Americans all have “the same sense” that their country is the greatest.

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