The fact that President Obama’s ego won’t allow him to simply say, “I made a mistake and I’m sorry,” was exhibited in spades Thursday during an exclusive interview he had with NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd.
In response to a question as to whether he owed the American people an apology for his oft-repeated promise (at least 36 times) that if you like your health care you can keep your health care, Obama simply said he was sorry that some people were losing their health care coverage, according to US News and World Report.
The president’s promise earned him the maximum four Pinocchios from The Washington Post. This week, the Tampa Bay Times’ PolitiFact awarded the president the maximum “Pants on Fire” designation when he went back on his statement and claimed it included the caveat “if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.”
Both publications have a leftward slant.
Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham tweeted:
Dear Mr President: You can keep your apology if you like your apology. PERIOD.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 8, 2013
Watch his response in this NBC news clip.