NBC News’ David Gregory seems to realize that President Obama didn’t tell the truth when he sold the Affordable Care Act with the promise that, “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it, period.” However, he can’t bring himself to blame the president for the lie; he blames his advisor.
David Axelrod was a guest on “Meet the Press” Sunday, and Gregory let him have it over the president’s big lie:
You were in the White House. You were advising the president on the kinds of things he should say. Why did not you, or somebody else, say, ‘Mr. President, don’t say no matter what you’re going to keep your health care.’ That’s why you’re there!
Axelrod defended the president, the program and the promise. And then, blamed the website:
The vast majority of Americans, that statement will hold true for. For this small group of Americans, it hasn’t. The calamitous thing here is that the website wasn’t up. Because many of those people who have to transition are going to get better insurance for less money, but they just can’t tell that now.
That “small group of Americans” could be up to 129 million by some estimates.
Watch the segment here: