Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Woman nearly faints as Obama speaks on Obamacare

President Obama’s speech yesterday on the botched Obamacare rollout was ironically interrupted when a young woman standing immediately behind him grew visibly woozy. Addressing the nation live from the White House Rose Garden, Obama had just uttered the word “illness” when he turned around and saw the woman – later identified as Karmel Allison – appear to come close to fainting.

Woman nearly faints as Obama speaks on Obamacare

President Obama’s speech yesterday on the botched Obamacare rollout was ironically interrupted when a young woman standing immediately behind him grew visibly woozy. Addressing the nation live from the White House Rose Garden, Obama had just uttered the word “illness” when he turned around and saw the woman – later identified as Karmel Allison – appear to come close to fainting.

Sensing the commotion, Obama turned around and helped steady Allison from falling.

“I got you. You’re okay,” President Obama can be heard telling her before she was whisked away.

Allison, who announced on her blog last week that she is pregnant, suffers from Type 1 diabetes.

“This happens when I talk too long,” Obama quipped before wrapping up his speech.

Allison later tweeted: “I'm ok world- just got a little lightheaded.Thanks, @BarackObama for catching me! And good thing this pregnant diabetic is pregnant :)”

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