Hillary Clinton struggled to clean up the mess her husband left her when he criticized ObamaCare as she seemed barely able to defend the plan herself.
The Democratic presidential nominee attempted to downplay Bill Clinton’s comment that President Obama’s signature healthcare law was the “the craziest thing in the world.”
“With respect to the Affordable Care Act, I’ve been saying we’ve got to fix what’s broken and keep what works,” Clinton said on Tuesday following a Pennsylvania rally, The Hill reported. “And that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”
She shifted her focus to attacking Donald Trump but couldn’t dodge the questions about ObamaCare as she gave a less than enthusiastic endorsement. “We’re going to tackle it and we’re going to fix it,” Clinton said. “It’s a heck of a lot better than starting from scratch.”
Former President Bill Clinton blasted the healthcare law during a speech Monday in Flint, Mich.
“You’ve got this crazy system where all of the sudden 25 million more people have healthcare and then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” he said.
Bill Clinton calls Obamacare a “crazy system” while out campaigning for Hillary pic.twitter.com/BVn4bYrH3P
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) October 4, 2016
Even Republican nominee Donald Trump noticed.
Wow, did you just hear Bill Clinton’s statement on how bad ObamaCare is. Hillary not happy. As I have been saying, REPEAL AND REPLACE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2016
When asked by a reporter to clarify the remarks made by her husband, Clinton simply stated, “I think he made it clear what he was saying.”
Joe Scarborough had his own theory about why the former president put his wife in the difficult position.
“I HATE BARACK OBAMA,” is the translation the MSNBC host came up with . . . that’s exactly what he meant to say.
“Here’s Bill Clinton trying to destroy his wife’s campaign,” he said while he played the video clip Wednesday on “Morning Joe.”
“The pop psychiatrists would say maybe he doesn’t want her to win, or he doesn’t want President Obama to get as much credit,” Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin said.
“I mean, that could have been ripped out of a Trump speech or a Mike Pence speech if you trying to attack the legacy of Barack Obama,” co-host Willie Geist said. “There’s just no spinning out of that.”
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