President Obama used many analogies to explain his perception of Republican shutdown negotiating strategies, but his Xbox reference certainly gathered the most attention.
Noting that Republicans want to delay or defund his health care law before approving a new spending plan, Obama told reporters:
“The American people do not get to demand a ransom for doing their jobs. You don’t get a chance to call your bank and say, ‘I’m not going to pay my mortgage this month unless you throw in a new car and an Xbox.’”
Of course this sent PS4 fans into overdrive, denouncing the President for mentioning the Xbox but not the Playstation. Clearly the President was well aware, nobody wants a Playstation, even if the bank throws it in for free.