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01/09/2013 05:02 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2013

Trillion Dollar Coin Advocates React To Jay Carney's Incomplete Denial

Earlier today, White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked a couple of times whether President Obama would print a trillion-dollar coin to get around the debt ceiling, which is the hot thing all the cool kids are talking about these days.

Instead of saying something like "Definitely not, never, nuh-uh, no way in hell, have you all lost your minds?" Carney referred questions about the coin to the Treasury Department and said again and again that Obama does not think there is a Plan B or an escape hatch to avoid raising the debt ceiling.

But because he did not say something completely definitive, like "If I ever hear about this stupid coin again I will straight-up murder someone right here in this briefing room," advocates of minting the coin (i.e., six people on Twitter) got super excited about it. You can see exclusive video of their reaction here.