In a pre-Super Bowl interview, President Barack Obama and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly debated Obamacare, the attack in Benghazi and claims that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative political groups.
On Obamacare, President Obama declined to answer why he didn’t fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and argued that the website is now working the way it’s supposed to.
“I try to focus not on the fumbles but on the next play,” President Obama said.
O’Reilly also brought up the Benghazi attack, noting that many believe it was a terror attack.
“They believe it because folks like you are telling them that,” President Obama argued.
As for the IRS scandal, President Obama insisted that there was absolutely no corruption contributing to the IRS targeting of conservative groups. He argued that these details continue to surface because TV shows like Fox News keep promoting them.
President Obama quipped that O’Reilly had a long list of his presidential mistakes.
At the interview’s close, President Obama declined to predict whether the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks would win the Super Bowl.