President Obama’s Tweet About Obamacare: ‘You can’t shut it down’

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
October 1, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Amid the government shutdown, President Barack Obama took to Twitter early Tuesday morning and shared a few thoughts on what’s happening.

At approximately 12:25, a tweet from Obama’s account said: “They actually did it. A group of Republicans in the House just forced a government shutdown over Obamacare instead of passing a real budget.”

In the account’s description, it says that all tweets by Obama himself are signed “bo,” so that tweet appears to be from a staff member.

However, a tweet signed by Obama lauds the moving forward of his health care plan. 

“‘The Affordable Care Act is moving forward. You can’t shut it down.’ —President Obama,” the tweet read.

Another tweet from the account reminded people that the new health insurance marketplace will open as planned on Oct. 1.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.