President Obama, long criticized for his lack of outreach to Capitol Hill, said he would â€śexamineâ€ť his communication habits â€“ but that there will still be fights.
â€śThereâ€™s no doubt that I can always do better,â€ť he said. â€śAnd so I will examine ways that I can make sure to communicate my desire to work with everybody so long as itâ€™s advancing the cause strengthening our middle class and improving our economy.â€ť
He said he has good relationships with lawmakers from both parties, even if those relationships havenâ€™t always resulted in agreements.
There will still be â€śsome very sharp differences,â€ť he said.