President Obama Rebukes State Ebola Quarantine Rules

President Obama delivered an implicit rebuke to stakes that have imposed strict Ebola quarantine rules Tuesday, warning they could undermine American efforts to counteract the spread of the virus.

Before departing the White House for the campaign trail, President Obama said the “disease can be contained – it will be defeated,” noting progress has already been made by U.S. military forces on the ground in West Africa.

The president’s comments were his first public remarks on the disease since the governors of New York, New Jersey and other states imposed strict quarantine rules Friday, before rolling them back under public pressure.

ABC’s Mary Bruce joined us for details.

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