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Bill Clinton Tries to Clarify Scathing Obamacare Comment

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    In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, former President Bill Clinton delivers a speech during the annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

    A day after Bill Clinton slammed the Affordable Care Act as the "craziest thing in the world," he the former president reversed course, NBC News reported, saying Tuesday that President Obama's signature legislation did a "world of good."

    "Look, the Affordable Health Care Act did a world of good, and the fifty-something efforts to repeal it that the Republicans have ... were a terrible mistake," Clinton said at an event in Athens, Ohio.

    Clinton's initial remark came Monday, when he criticized the law for the effect flooding the health care market with new customers had on small businesses and people who didn't qualify for government subsidies.

    Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, tweeted Tuesday that Bill Clinton's comments were "just delicious."