Obama tells fainting woman: I got you

United States President Barack Obama helped catch a pregnant woman when she became faint during his speech about the troubled Obamacare website.

Karmel Allison, who has type 1 diabetes, began to swoon as she stood behind the President during his 25-minute speech in the White House Rose Garden.

He interrupted his remarks to help her: "You're okay. I'm right here. I got you." As one of his aides helped lead Allison away, he joked: "This happens when I talk too long."

Allison, a biologist from San Diego, was one 13 people standing with Obama as he spoke about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.


- NZ Herald

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