President Obama, executive order signing , October 17, 2014:
I went to a restaurant up in New York when I was there during the General Assembly, and my credit card was rejected... And I was trying to explain to the waitress, no, I really think that I’ve been paying my bills.President Obama, Democratic fundraiser, October 20, 2014:
One of the nice things about being home is actually that it's a little bit like a time capsule. Because Michelle and I and the kids, we left so quickly that there’s still junk on my desk, including some unpaid bills (laughter) -- I think eventually they got paid -- but they're sort of stacked up. And messages, newspapers and all kinds of stuff.
As they say in Washington, it's the cover up that gets you...
After initially posting a transcript that completely omitted the "unpaid bills" remark...
...the White House transcript was updated to include "-- (inaudible) --":
Apparently the pool reporters' hearing is superior to that of the White House transcriptionist. Or there was a gap in the tape.
UPDATE 2: Aha! So there WAS an issue with the tape...
“There was a problem with the recording” says Josh Earnest about WH audio recording of the events comments
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 21, 2014