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Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Flat-out Lied

President Obama flat-out lied when he told people that they could keep their insurance if they liked it, Charles Krauthammer says.

“When you add the word ‘period’ [to that statement], what you mean is there’s no context, there’re no percentages . . . there’s no extenuation, there’re no explanations — it’s ‘period.’ . . . and that’s the reason it passed,” Krauthammer said during his panel appearance on Special Report.

Krauthammer went on to accuse the president of believing that his rhetoric supersedes reality.

“He gives a speech a couple of weeks ago . . . in which he gives out the 800 number . . . and today he did the same thing, telling people whose policies are cancelled that they’re going to get improvements,” Krauthammer said. “He actually imagined [that] if he says something, it trumps reality.

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