White House Twitter account misquotes Obama with 'impotence'

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  • The White House accidentally tweeted President Barack Obama discussing 'impotence'
  • Obama spoke in Baton Rouge on Thursday about the economy and health care shortly after his final State of the Union speech

Washington (CNN)The White House misquoted President Barack Obama's comments made during a town hall Thursday, tweeting a quote with the word "impotence" instead of the word "impetus."

The President actually said, "The main impetus for better politics is going to be the American people," while in Baton Rouge for a post-State of the Union town hall meeting.
The tweet's quote said, "The main impotence for a better politics is going to be the American people. They have to demand it."
The White House deleted the tweet, and sent out the correct version out the quote later Thursday.
Obama talked about the economy and health care at the town hall, going on a tour of several cities following his final State of the Union speech Tuesday.
The trip was Obama's first to Baton Rouge as president, in a state which he lost in 2012.
"'I love Louisiana ... this is my first trip to Baton Rouge as President.' —@POTUS takes questions at a town hall," the White House account tweeted.
One of the purposes of the speech was to encourage voters to turnout for the 2016 election.
"Our system of government only works when you are involved—not just by voting but by staying informed" —@POTUS at a town hall in Baton Rouge," the White House tweeted.
The President also welcomed questions via social media.
"Hey everyone! Ready to answer your questions here at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge. Let's do this. #AskPOTUS," he tweeted.