Speaking to college reporters this afternoon, President Obama bared his soul about a struggle he’s faced repeatedly during his tenure as POTUS:

Transcript:

“Sometimes, both Josh and I probably have our disagreements with the press corps, and feel picked on or misunderstood. But the truth of the matter is — and I’ve said this before — what separates us out, in part, from a lot of other countries in the world is we’ve got this incredible free press that pokes and prods and calls into account our leaders. And that is how we can make sure that leaders are accountable to the people who elect them. And that’s how we make sure that you don’t see major abuses of power, and when you do, that, in fact, the American people know about and they’re able to make changes.

Awww … he sure has.