Expressing his confidence in the health care workers who have been tending to the Ebola patient who has arrived at Emory University Hospital, President Obama said during a press conference Wednesday night that he “shook hands with, hugged and kissed” nurses who had been treating the patient with the virus.
“I want to use myself as an example just so that people have a sense of the science here. I shook hands with, hugged, and kissed not the doctors, but a couple of the nurses at Emory because of the valiant work that they did in treating one of the patients. They followed the protocols, they knew what they were doing, and I felt perfectly safe doing so.”
Not the doctors, please note. Twitter users were quick to point out just how awkward that admission came across.
Some hilariously pointed out the only way it could have been more weird.
Some thought Obama was channeling a former president (who will not be named) a little too closely.
While others questioned whether that admission was enough to convince the public.
And some just straight-up didn't believe him.
Whether it's true or not, did that statement bolster his case that the U.S. remains safe from outbreak?