Yesterday’s meeting between Obama and America’s tech giants was co-opted by the President, who used the meeting to flack for Obamacare.
The meeting was held with more than a dozen tech company honchos and the list of attendees is a roster of the largest, most influential companies: Apple, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, Comcast and Etsy were present.
‘That wasn’t what we came for,’ a vice-president of a company whose CEO attended told MailOnline. ‘We really didn’t care for a PR pitch about how the administration is trying to salvage its internal health care tech nightmare.’
Another said, ‘He basically hijacked the meeting. We all told the White House that we were only there to talk about what the NSA was up to and how it affects us.’
Insiders say Obama “repeatedly peppered the discussion with reassuring words about how the Affordable Care Act’s marquee website was well on its way to becoming functional.”
The meeting came on the heels of a decision by the US District Court Judge Richard Leon who ruled that the government’s phone record collection was “likely” unconstitutional.