Ouch – Samsung roasted by President Obama


Samsung must feel like everyone is just piling on now regarding all of the trouble they have had with the Galaxy Note 7. From a continuous litany of explosive puns and digs directed at the company to lawsuits to the financial impact of the failed product launch, Samsung cannot seem to get out in front of the issue. Now they find themselves the target of a shot from none other than President Obama.

Obama was recently in Florida speaking at Miami Dade College regarding the Affordable Care Act. If you have not been paying attention, there has been a significant uptick in the number of insurance companies who are either pulling out of the exchanges or who are implementing massive rate hikes for the upcoming year. For Republicans or anyone else who has been opposed to the ACA, this is source material for claims that the ACA should be scrapped.

Obama says not so fast and points to Samsung and the Galaxy Note 7, not by name but we all know they are the target, in trying to create an analogy for how to handle the challenges the ACA is experiencing. His comment was:

“When one of these companies comes out with a new smartphone, and it has a few bugs, what do they do? They fix it, they upgrade. Unless it catches fire and then they just, then they pull it off the market.”

That’s gotta burn.

via: Engadget

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Josh

    As much as I like Samsung, as much as they tried getting out ahead of the Note 7 issues they inevitably in this case put out a phone that just wasn’t going to Work. The difference between Samsung and Obama is they recognized its not gonna work, that ultimately their product is unsafe and causing people more harm than good and scraping it. The arrogant Obama on the other hand still wants to claim his Note 7 works when clearly it is more harmful than he will admit, and he knows it. That’s the difference.

  • Paladin

    I would say Obamacare caught fire. Time to pull it off the market.

  • ChuckN007

    So the point of this article is that it’s time to pull Obamacare off the market. I agree.

  • ChuckN007

    Obama, and the author of this article, are iPhone fanatics.

    • Justin_Herrick

      Yes. We’re totally Apple fanboys who are spinning the truth on an Android site.

  • ChuckN007

    Samsung didn’t force anyone to buy a Note 7, and didn’t force the Note 7 down the throat of voters.

    Samsung does allow you to keep your phone if you like your phone.

    Samsung didn’t raise the price of your phone by 300% in the few years since you bought your phone.

  • Dave

    Samsung has created thousand of jobs and billions of dollars in shareholder value. This marxist SOB has destroyed the healthcare system, thumbed his nose at the constitution, added $10 trillion dollars to the national debt and disgraced our country. And I care what he has to say because……