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Jay Carney: Gruber Speaking With ‘Remarkable Hubris’ From ‘Ivory Tower’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter

Former Obama press secretary Jay Carney told CNN’s Jake Tapper Thursday that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was speaking “from the ivory tower with remarkable hubris” when he bragged about lying to the “stupid” American people.

“This is not good, Jake,” Carney said. “It doesn’t help when someone who helped write not only Obamacare, the president’s Affordable Care Act, but also the precursor to it, which was Gov. Romney’s healthcare reform initiative in Massachusetts, speaks from the ivory tower with remarkable hubris about the American voter and by extension the American Congress.”

“But the fact is, that any health-care reform that sought to control costs and expand insurance would involve winners and losers, and that’s always going to be the case, that’s certainly the case,” he continued. “To speak that way, very harmful politically to the president.”

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