The Obama campaign fired back, accusing Hubbard and the Romney campaign of “attempt[ing] to undermine America’s foreign policy abroad.” And last night during a press conference at the G20 meetings in Los Cabos, Mexico, the president piled on:
OBAMA: First of all, with respect to Romney’s advisers, I suggest you go talk to Mr. Romney about his advisers. I would point out that we have one president at a time and one administration at a time. And I think traditionally, the notion has been that America’s political differences end at the water’s edge. I’d also suggest that he may not have been familiar with what our suggestions to the Germans have been. I think sometimes back home there is a desire to superimpose whatever ideological arguments are taking place back home on a very complicated situation in Europe.
Politico has the video clip:
Adding to Obama’s criticism of the substance of Hubbard’s critique, ThinkProgress’s Pat Garofalo noted that he “is advocating for a doubling down on austerity that has simply made Europe’s economic situation worse.”