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Obama didn’t watch any of Cruz’s speech

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Obama didn't watch any of Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) 21-hour, 19-minute marathon speech on the Senate floor.

In response to the speech, Carney didn't directly address Cruz's strategy to defund Obamacare.

"I would simply say that a family of four in Texas will have available to it the option of purchasing affordable health insurance for $57 per month," Carney said at the daily White House press briefing. "That is a good thing.”