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Obama losing iPhone generation with botched Obamacare website, Robert Gibbs says

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Former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs warned that continued problems with the Obamacare website would make it difficult to attract young people.

In an interview on MSNBC on Monday, Gibbs insisted that it was critical to get the website fixed to attract tech-savvy adults.

"Those are the people that we have to make sure this thing works for and the question is, are they used to technology that doesn't work right?" Gibbs asked.

"They are the iPhone generation, and, if the app that they just downloaded doesn't work, they delete it and go to a different app. That's why the website has to work."

Gibbs repeated his suggestion that someone should be fired over the site's botched roll out.

"Look, I stand behind it. Somebody should be fired or some group of people should be fired because of this," Gibbs said. "I don't think that changes."

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