Democratic and Republican governors clashed near President Barack Obama’s front doorstep on Monday after holding what was supposed to be a bipartisan meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House.
“What I worry about is that this president, the White House, seems to be waving the white flag of surrender after more than five years now of this administration, the Obama economy is now the minimum wage economy,” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, said after emerging from the West Wing.
Standing over his shoulder was Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, who defended Obama’s record and admonished Jindal for the divisive remarks.
"Just one second. Until a few moments ago, we were going down a pretty cooperative road,” Malloy said.
"I don't know what the heck was a reference to white flag when it comes to people making $404 a week. That's the most insane statement I've ever heard,” he added.
“Now, now,” National Governors Association Chair Mary Fallin, a Republican, chimed in from behind the dueling lawmakers.
Watch the full exchange: