White House press secretary Jay Carney admitted during Tuesday’s daily press briefing that “communications are challenging here,” as he struggled once again to defend the disastrous Obamacare website rollout.
Carney’s admission came during an exchange with Fox News’ Ed Henry:
Henry: Jay, obviously the words the President said three years ago have been picked over many times but what about when he said just over a month ago, September 26 in Maryland he had an event right before the actual rollout. One of the things he said was, quote, “If you already have health care you don’t have to do anything.” You can at least say that was not true, right?
Carney: Look as I said last week, accept that, you know –communications are challenging here. The President — you have to remember that the affordable care act – the promises…
The admission by Carney of how difficult it is for the administration to get its story straight, while he tries to defend the botched rollout of the Obamacare website and the President’s promise that people would be able to keep their health insurance and doctor, comes just one day after he told ABC’s Jonathan Karl that “I give up,” during a particularly tough line of questioning.
Carney has been flailing about as he tries to defend the indefensible.
Perhaps he needs to sit down with the President for a few lessons on how to lie convincingly.