On April 24, Matthias Shapiro of Salt Lake City uploaded to YouTube a video that exposed the emptiness of President Obama’s promise to cut $100 million from the federal budget. He stacked about $100 worth of pennies on a table and then illustrated how Obama’s plan would amount to taking 1/4 of a cent from the stack.
Yesterday, Shapiro came to Washington on the Republican National Committee’s dime to receive its first “Grassroots Logic” award for his political math videos and to dispense his everyman wisdom inside the Beltway.
Shapiro made a brief appearance on “Fox & Friends” and spoke to a gathering of Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 2008 presidential nominee John McCain. He also shared his insights about politics and social media with groups like American Solutions and Americans for Tax Reform.
During a break from his whirlwind tour of the capital political scene, Shapiro chatted with Accuracy In Media at RNC headquarters. Here are excerpts from that interview.