Ron Klain, Obama’s Ebola czar, praised President Obama’s legacy as “truly transformative” in a June 2013 speech.
“I love President Obama,” Klain said on panel at Georgetown. “I think the legacy of the Obama presidency is going to be one of the most significant in our time.”
Klain praised Obama’s record on the “economic turnaround” and health care reform which he called “a hundred year project that began with President Wilson.” He also called for “comprehensive immigration” reform which would lead to “eleven more citizens.”
He compared Obama favorably to President Woodrow Wilson as a “progressive leader.”
Klein also played the race card when an audience member asked if Barack Obama was the first affirmative action president.