But as we pointed out, Gibbs never said that. Gibbs was asked if the president watched the returns last night. He replied no.
So how did this get all turned around?
FOX says it was a simple mistake. FOX White House correspondent Major Garrett said he thought that's what he heard Gibbs say.
"At 10 o'clock this morning, Martha [MacCallum] reported that the president didn't watch the election returns and watched the HBO movie [instead]," Garrett explained to FOX anchor Shephard Smith.
"That's because I misheard Robert Gibbs in the gaggle. The White House says he was probably watching the Bulls-Bucks game. My mistake."
FOX supplied The Vote with a link of Garrett's explanation. Click here to see it.