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Robert Gibbs Hits Morning Shows; Says 90% of Oil Will Be Captured By End of June

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made the morning show rounds today, appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” NBC’s “Today” show, CBS’ “Early Show,” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” and CNN’s “American Morning.”

The appearances come in advance of President Obama’s Oval Office address at 8 p.m. tonight, which will focus on the Gulf Coast oil spill.

“We are going to outline tonight…someone that will be in charge of a recovery plan,” Gibbs said on “Good Morning America.”

He also said that most of the spilling oil should be captured by the end of June. “If it’s capturing 50,000 barrels by the end of the month, that’s 90 plus percent, right?” asked “GMA” host George Stephanopoulos.

“Absolutely,” replied Gibbs.

On the “Today” show, host Matt Lauer asked Gibbs if the president’s recent trips to the Gulf Coast and tonight’s Oval Office address are “a little bit of theater.” Remember it was Lauer who got Obama to say the “a-word” in a recent interview. Watch Gibbs’ response after the jump.


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