Obama: Europe should have followed US economic lead

May 10, 2012 23:38

SEATTLE - US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that Europe was still in a difficult place economically in part because it did not take some of the steps the United States did.

Addressing about 70 people at a fundraiser in Seattle, Obama said Europe's troubles were among the headwinds that could affect US growth, also mentioning high gasoline prices as a potential economic drag.

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