“Do you think you were naive back then or have you recalibrated your ambitions?”

Tapper asked the president just how much he believes he can accomplish via executive order alone. Obama replied that his primary focus is on expanding “opportunity” to those seeking employment.

“Obviously, there’s going to be more that we can do if Congress is able to break through some of the gridlock,” Obama said.

“You don’t sound confident that that’s going to happen,” Tapper observed.

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