Sunday, 22 July, 2018

OBAMA: Here's what I miss most about the White House

Sandy Vega | 29 April, 2017, 21:21

During a private event hosted by A+E Networks, an attendee who'd heard the remarks paraphrased them for CNN: Obama said "the Affordable Care Act has never been more popular ― and it's more popular than the current president". In a recent poll, CNN/ORC found Trump has an approval rating of 44 percent, while 47 percent of voters favor ObamaCare.

The former president appeared at the A&E Networks advertising upfront at The Pierre Hotel in New York City where he was interviewed by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin for more than 90 minutes in front of the cable network's advertisers, The New York Post reported.

Trump won the presidency in part on repeated promises to "repeal and replace" the Obamacare law. House leadership announced Thursday night that there would not be a vote on the bill this week.

Since January, the photographer has uploaded over 200 photographs of the former President, giving us a rare insight into life behind the White House walls, from Obama's funniest moments to sweet interactions between Barack and Michelle.

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But Obama still believes that his namesake law has staying power, and that killing it off will drag Trump's public approval numbers even lower.

Recently, Obama has received criticism for reports that he will receive $400,000 to speak at a health conference in September.

The small dig comes just one week after insiders told The New York Times that Democratic supporters shouldn't expect Obama to publicly confront Trump on "immigration, health care, foreign policy or the environment during any of his events". "Some of those speeches will be paid, some will be unpaid, and regardless of venue or sponsor, President Obama will be true to his values, his vision, and his record", Schultz said in a statement.

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