Nightly News   |  October 17, 2013

Obama: Shutdown a ‘spectacle’ that ‘encouraged our enemies’

President Obama spoke Thursday about the damage done by the 16-day government shutdown, which has hurt American’s credibility worldwide. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Share This:

This content comes from Closed Captioning that was broadcast along with this program.

>>> president obama talked today about the mess we all witnessed unravel for the past two weeks. notably he talked today about the damage it has caused.

>> nothing has done more damage to america's credibility in the world our standing with other countries than the spectacle we've seen these past several weeks. it's encouraged our enemies, it's emboldened our competitors and it's depressed our friends who look to us for steady leadership. all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio and the special activists who profit from conflict and focus on what the majority of americans sent us here to do.

>> the president a at the white house earlier today. well,