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Published On: Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013

Jay Carney asked ‘Who misled’ President Obama on Obamacare website

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd targeted White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Monday following President Obama’s Rose Garden address where he discussed the problems associated with implementing the Affordable Care Act. Todd repeatedly asked Carney who “misled” Obama and what advisors “let him down” ahead of the implementation of the ACA.

photo White House press office

photo White House press office

“Five days before the launch, the president said it’s a website where you can compare and purchase affordable health care plans the same way you shop for a plane ticket on Kayak,” Todd recalled. “Who misled him? Who misled the president on this?”

“Are you telling me five days before that somebody let the president go out to the American public to give this speech and say this and make this promise?” Todd continued. “In fact, the next line is, ‘I promise you, this is a lot easier, it’s like booking a hotel or plane ticket.’ Who let him down?”

“The president’s frustrated,” Carney replied. “He made that clear in his remarks today, and we’re focused on making improvements so that the millions of Americans who want affordable health insurance are getting the best consumer experience possible, as opposed to Monday morning quarterbacking.”

After some back and forth over the website, Carney insists ““The volume far exceeded expectation and the volume both created problems because of how large it was and exposed other problems and glitches and kinks with the system that are being addressed. You’re not going to get an argument from here that this has not been frustrating. The president himself made that clear.”

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