While in Australia this weekend, Ed Henry of FOX News asked President Obama about his connection with Jonathan Gruber. In typical Obama fashion, he claimed to have just heard about the controversy.

Twitchy reported:

In Brisbane Australia, President Obama clumsily told Fox News’ Ed Henry that he ‘just heard about’ the controversy over Jonathan Gruber whom he described as ‘some adviser who never worked on our staff.’ He then went on to say that there was ‘not a provision of the healthcare law that was not extensively debated and it was fully transparent.’

In this video, you can hear Obama say the line about Gruber at the 0:45 mark:

Back in 2012, Obama was working very hard to tie Obamacare to Romneycare. This ad is an official Obama video from the president’s YouTube channel, and features a familiar face:

In the same way that Bill Ayers was “just a guy” from Obama’s neighborhood, Jonathan Gruber was “just an advisor” from Obama’s campaign.