Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) late Friday said President Obama’s dismissal of controversies dogging his administration was “insulting” and “minimizing.”

Obama’s comments on Wednesday at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., marked shift in the way the administration has been dealing with a raft of controversies, many of which the White House has previously suggested were substantive.

“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said.

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