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This Is a White House Adviser's Excuse for Why Obama Couldn't Make a Celebration 150 Years in the Making

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President Barack Obama will not be traveling to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer knows why: He’s trying to fix healthcare.gov.

Pfeiffer’s comment came in response to National Journal’s Ron Fournier asking why the president chose to skip the commemoration services.

“(W)hy not honor Gettysburg with a presidential visit?” the reporter asked in a tweet.

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“It (didn’t) work schedule-wise,” Pfeiffer tweeted in response.

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“Serious question: What is on his schedule that is more important than Gettysburg anniversary?” Fournier asked.

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“Oh, I don't know, there's this whole website thing that someone suggested might destroy the Dem Party,” Pfeiffer responded.

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So, according to a senior White House adviser, the president’s decision to skip the 150 the anniversary of the Gettysburg address is because he’s busy fixing the broken, error-riddled Obamacare website.

(H/T: Weekly Standard)

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