Obama Defends Healthcare Act, With or Without Oprah's Help
President Obama helped a fainting woman during his defense of the affordable healthcare act, as reports surface that Oprah Winfrey declined helping sell the public on it. INSIDE EDITION reports.
There was a dramatic moment as a woman standing directly behind the president during his big Obamacare speech was about to pass out.
The woman's name is Karmel Allison and she could be seen wobbling as the president delivered his speech on live TV. INSIDE EDITION has learned that she has Type 1 Diabetes and she's pregnant. Both conditions can cause dizziness and fainting.
President Obama realized that someone was in trouble behind him and lent a hand.
"I got you. You're ok. This is what happens when I talk too long," said President Obama.
The woman just tweeted: "Thanks, @barackobama for catching me! And good thing this pregnant diabetic is pregnant :)" She added, "I'm ok world. Just got a little light-headed."
The fainting spell happened as President Obama tried to do damage control on the troubled roll-out of his healthcare law.
"No one's madder than me that the website isn't working as well as it should, which means it's going to be fixed," said Obama.
The problems plaguing Obamacare remain front and center in the national news.
The president reportedly asked Oprah to help sell it to the American public, just like Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.
According to author Ed Klein, "Oprah said she didn't have the time or inclination. It was an immediate, flat-out, unequivocal 'No.' "
Klein, writes that Oprah is "hurt and angry" by her lack of access to the White House after everything she did to get Obama elected in 2008.
Meantime, Oprah is auctioning off hundreds of items from her many homes. Even best friend, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King says she has her eye on some items.
"You'd think that I'd be able to have some pull, but I have none. So, I'll be bidding too," said King.
There is a Louis XVI chest valued at $30,000 - $50,000. But there's also a teapot for $50 - $100.
There are several portraits of Oprah and a surprising collection of multi-colored motorbikes.
Trending on Inside Edition
Judge Sentences Connecticut Man to 120 Years for ‘Demonic Level of Terror’ in 1987 Slaying of a Father, SonCrime
FBI Releases Report Showing How They Ignored Warning Signs About Nikolas Cruz Before Parkland School ShootingCrime
Former Memphis Cop Charged in Tyre Nichols’ Death Had Previously Beat Inmate Unconscious, Lawsuit ClaimedNews
Torture Suspect Benjamin Foster Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot After Hourslong Standoff With PoliceCrime
Alex Murdaugh Trial Heats Up as Prosecutors Play Video That They Say Shows Defendant Admit to Murdering SonCrime