U.S. President Barack Obama says that despite the swinging in the stock market and worries about China, the U.S. ''continues to have the best cards.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States economy is strong and urged the U.S. Congress to quickly pass a budget and prevent a government shutdown to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty. "It's been a volatile few weeks around the world. There's been a lot of reports in the news, and stock markets swinging, and worries about China and about Europe," Obama said in a speech. "But the United States of America, for all the challenges we still have, continues to have the best cards. We just have to play them right," he said.