FLASHBACK: Obama 10/22: "The sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed. IT WILL NOT HAPPEN."—
Chris Donovan (@chrisdonovannbc) December 30, 2012
Here’s the full quote:
Bob, I just need to comment on this. First of all, the sequester is not something that I proposed. It’s something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen. The budget that we’re talking about is not reducing our military spending. It’s maintaining it.
Maybe he was just being rhetorical.