Obama on JFK anniversary: Few fears for own safety

Posted - Nov. 22, 2013 at 1:48 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he doesn't spend much time worrying about his own personal safety despite President John F. Kennedy's assassination 50 years ago.

Obama says the tragedy reshaped the Secret Service in many ways. But he says the agency does an outstanding job every day. He says, quote, "It's not something I think about."

Obama spoke in an ABC News interview on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy being gunned down in an open-top limousine in Dallas. ABC released excerpts of the interview being aired Friday evening.

Obama's comments also come as the Secret Service is dealing with a new case of alleged sexual misconduct involving agents assigned to protect the president. The agency had been seeking to repair its reputation following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia.

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