President Barack Obama boasted that he kissed nurses at the Atlanta hospital where Ebola patients were being treated.
Obama made clear that he is not afraid of Ebola, saying Wednesday, “I shook hands with, hugged, and kissed, not the doctors, but a couple of the nurses at Emory because of the valiant work that they did,” Obama said. “In treating one of the patients, they followed the protocols, they knew what they were doing, and I felt perfectly safe doing so.”
Ebola patient Amber Vinson is currently being treated at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, where Obama kissed the nurses. But Obama kissed the nurses weeks ago and had no chance of contracting the disease at that time.
Obama did cancel a scheduled campaign visit to Connecticut this week due to the Ebola outbreak.