The remarks that came in an interview to Rolling Stone magazine as a light-hearted aside has raised a few eyebrows.
Obama has repeatedly called Romney untrustworthy for changing his positions on important issues and even coined a new term for his condition — ‘Romnesia’.
This time, however, the President took it a notch higher when, responding to a suggestion on his popularity among kids, he said the young ones could see who was a ‘bullshitter’.
“You know, kids have good instincts,” Obama noted.
“They look at the other guy and say, ‘Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell,” the US President said.
Obama said this when the interviewer told him that his six-year-old had asked him to convey to Obama that ‘You can do it‘.
“That’s the only advice I need,” he said.
“I do very well, by the way, in that demographic. Ages six to 12? I’m a killer,” he joked.
The Obama Campaign later sought to clarify by telling journalists not to get “distracted by the word”.
“The President is someone who says what he means and does what he says,” spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said.