05/30/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rahm Emanuel On Obama's First 100 Days (VIDEO)

Rahm Emanuel appears on ABC's "World News With Charlie Gibson" Wednesday night to discuss President Obama's first 100 days.

"Did he essentially run for one job and get another?" ABC News' Charles Gibson asked Emanuel.

"I think I can reflect, the president's view is, you know, we inherited these set of problems," Emanuel responded. "That's not to point fingers, but the fact that that's the set of problems, and that's basically the hand he's been dealt."

"I think what we can extract from the first 100 days is that this is a president who is not afraid to meet the challenges," Emanuel later added. "I've always said that the best kind of metaphor is the president has a very open hand but a firm handshake."

The full interview airs at 6:30 P.M. ET.