President Obama said Sunday that the architect of Obamacare, MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, was just “some adviser who was never on our staff.”
Jonathan Gruber was paid nearly $400,000 by the government for his role in crafting the law.
Newly discovered comments made by Gruber in which he said the “stupidity of the American voter” was “critical” to passing Obamacare sparked a firestorm this past week.
When asked about the comments at the closing of the G20 summit, President Obama said, “The fact that some adviser who was never on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms of the voters is not a reflection on the actual process that was run.”
Despite being awarded 2013's Lie of the Year for saying, "If you like your plan, you can keep it" hundreds of times, Obama also said he never misled Americans about the law.