Joe Biden Unwittingly Pitches Obamacare To A Canadian Tourist (VIDEO)

Vice President Joe Biden can’t convince a Canadian tourist to sign up for Obamacare, even with all the charm in the world at his disposal.

Biden made a stop at a pancake house Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz. to try to sell the health care law to customers, Phoenix TV station KTVK reported. The cameras caught his sales pitch to one woman sitting outside in particular.

“You should sign up. We gotta make sure everybody young signs up for health care,” Biden told the woman. “It’s affordable. You can get subsidies to do it, and it’s in your interest. Even if you don’t want to do it for yourself, do it for your parents. Give them peace of mind.”

The woman, who KTVK only identified as Jackie, didn’t have the heart to tell the vice president that she was only visiting Arizona and wasn’t a U.S. citizen.

“I just didn’t know if I should say I’m sorry, Canadian. Don’t know if I can help you out,” she told KTVK. “He’s for it, I’m for it. I hope it works out here.”

Watch below, courtesy of KTVK:

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