Robert Gibbs, the first White House press secretary in the Obama administration, calls President Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comment about dealing with ISIS a "wince-able moment."
"Robert Gibbs, speaking of catching our breath," said the MSNBC host, "I'm just curious. Are there oxygen masks in the press secretary's office when the president says something like he said on last week where the oxygen masks drop and you can catch a deep breath before you go talk to him? I mean, that obviously -- we all know it was a slip. But that obviously, everybody in the White House had to gasp when he did that, right? You've been there. ... He's human--mistakes are made."
"I think whenever you have to go out next and say what somebody meant to say or what somebody was trying to say means you're trying to explain that wince-able moment that you see," Gibbs said this morning. "Unfortunately, there are not oxygen masks and there's no one to tell you fasten your seat belt because there is turbulence in the area."
Former White House press secretary Robert GIbbs said Obamacare's employer mandate will likely be scrapped. Speaking to a benefits industry convention in Colorado Springs, Gibbs, who served in the Obama White House from 2009 to 2011, said the mandate that large employers provide a certain level of health-insurance coverage to their employees
President Obama's former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, says it was "certainly" wrong for the president to continuously promise that people would be able to keep their health care plans under Obamacare:
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted the roll-out of Obamacare today on MSNBC:
"Let's just say this is excruciatingly embarrassing for the White House and for the Department of Health and Human Services," said Gibbs. "This was bungled badly. This was not a server problem, like, right, just too many people came to the website. This is a website architecture problem.
The administration's second-term woes might have been avoided if only the first term spinners had stayed around. Amie Parnes of The Hill writes of speculation that if Gibbs and Axelrod and Plouffe were:
On Fox News Sunday this morning, Chris Wallace asked Robert Gibbs, "So [Obama] has time for Whoopi Goldberg, but he doesn't have time for world leaders?" The question is in reference to Obama's decision to go on The View next week, but not to meet with world leaders, including Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when he's in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly.