Day 50 of the Gulf of Mexico oil crisis. President Barack Obama—who made his third trip to assess the damage to the Louisiana coast last week—strikes a much more aggressive tone and tells NBC's Today that he made it first trip there more than a month ago in order to determine "whose ass to kick" over the disaster.
The President also slammed British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward for a number of inaccurate claims about the extent of the spill, saying Hayward "wouldn’t be working for me after any of those statements."
In related news: The government confirms plumes of dispersed oil are spreading far below the ocean surface and dozens of miles from the blown wellhead in the Gulf.
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