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Iranian president pokes fun at ObamaCare on Twitter with #RouhaniCare

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani posted a humorous tweet on Wednesday that pokes fun at U.S. President Barack Obama's "ObamaCare."
Posted By JC Finley   |   Feb. 5, 2014 at 4:04 PM   |   Comments

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TEHRAN, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani poked fun at U.S. President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- aka "ObamaCare" -- in a Twitter post Wednesday.

The Iranian president, who acknowledged at the World Economic Forum in January that his tweets are "written by my friends," is known for his upbeat and sometimes controversial Twitter postings.

On Wednesday, Rouhani jokingly employed a hashtag promoting "RouhaniCare."


This is not the first time Rouhani has employed social media to mimic Obama. In November, a music video was posted to YouTube that showed clips of Iranian performers of various ages reciting parts of Rouhani's August 3 inauguration speech as a song plays in the background. Washington Post writer Max Fisher drew comparisons between Rouhani's music video and Barack Obama's "Yes, We Can" 2008 stump speech-turned music video.


[Washington Post]

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