‘People!’ The Awkward Moment When the White House Staff Strands President Without Prepared Remarks, Teleprompter

President Barack Obama delivered an address on Friday touting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.

But before the president had a chance to tell his California audience about the greatness of Obamacare, he ran into a minor problem: His staff forgot to leave him a copy of his prepared remarks on the podium. And he had no teleprompter.

“My remarks are not sitting here,” the president joked.  “Folks are sweating back there right now.”

For a review of the president’s defense of the surveillance programs, see our full write up.

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