“I want to assure everybody that the likelihood of any epidemic here in the United States is extraordinarily small," said POTUS.

Yolanda Sangweni
Oct, 10, 2014

President Obama says the chances of an Ebola epidemic in the U.S. are “extraordinarily small,” reports Politico.

The president was attending a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee held at actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s Brentwood, Hollywood home when he made the remarks.

“I want to assure everybody that the likelihood of any epidemic here in the United States is extraordinarily small, but there’s a humanitarian crisis that’s happening right now in West Africa where children not much older, and in some cases younger than, Apple and Moses are dying on the streets alone,” he said.

Apple and Moses are Paltrow’s children with rocker Chris Martin.

Obama’s remarks came a day after Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died in a Dallas hospital. Attendants paid $1,000 per ticket — $15,000 for dinner with the POTUS, Paltrow and celebrities like Julia Roberts.

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