VIDEO: 'Why do you think you're so unpopular in Texas?'
President Obama has troubles with voters in Texas, and, apparently, with interviewers from the Lone Star State as well.
"Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?" Obama told reporter Brad Watson after an interview with WFAA-TV of Dallas, one of four interviews with local television stations at the White House on Monday.
The exchange is toward the end of the video.
At one point, Watson asked the president: "Why do you think you're so unpopular in Texas?"
After some jousting about the size of his loss in Texas in 2008 -- the president said it was "a few percentage points," but it was more like 11% -- Obama told his interviewer: "If what you're telling me is that Texas is a conservative state, you're absolutely right."
Obama also fired back at criticism from the conservative Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
"Gov. Perry helped balance his budget with about $6 billion worth of federal help -- which he happily took -- and then started blaming the members of Congress who had offered that help," Obama said.