President Obama referred to the Islamic terrorists who killed several French Jews last month as people who "randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris" in an interview with liberal website Vox.com. In Tuesday's press briefing, ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl asked White House press secretary Josh Earnest to clarify the president's position on the terrorists' motivation to attack the kosher supermarket.
The White House is accusing Republicans intent on stopping President Obama's executive amnesty as "essentially" voting for amnesty. "This vote is bad policy. It is essentially a vote for amnesty. It is also bad politics," the White House spokesman told reporters aboard Air Force One.
At a White House Correspondents' Association holiday reception last night in Washington, D.C., the White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, mocked the president for holding a press conference earlier this year to announce he doesn't have a strategy to defeat ISIS.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said today that President Obama "is determined as ever" to take executive action to deal with the issue of immigration:
"You did hear from the president yesterday, where he reiterated his strong commitment to take action within the scope of his authority to solve or at least address so many of the problems that are created by our broken immigration system," said spokesman Earnest.
President Obama, at roughly 4:30 p.m. on August 28, referring to the terrorists of the Islamic State: “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.” Obama press secretary Josh Earnest, less than an hour later: “In his remarks today, POTUS was explicit—as he has been in the past—about the comprehensive strategy we’ll use to confront ISIL threat.” Our conclusion: Never try to put lipstick on a horse before the horse is before the cart, or something.
The White House twice misspelled the name of President Ronald Reagan in an email this evening to reporters. The email was of the president's schedule for tomorrow.
The email, coming from the office of the press secretary, said, "Later in the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center. This event is open to pre-credentialed media."