"I fundamentally disagree," he said.
"Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment and our quality of life than it has ever been before."
So far, so good. But then the jealous teleprompter demanded equal time.
When the president was announcing the members of his science and technology council, the teleprompter froze up.
Not having note cards, what else could the president do but admonish the TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States) to knock it off.
"In addition to John.... sorry, the..... I just noticed that I jumped the gun here," Obama said.
Then he laid the smackdown on the teleprompter.
"Go ahead and move it up," he demanded of his machine. "I'd already – I'd already introduced all you guys."
Anyway, the full text of the president's speech follows the video...