Jennifer Bendery reports that a woman fainted in the White House press briefing today, almost immediately after spokesman Josh Earnest finished his second day on the job as press secretary.
And... Josh Earnest ends his second briefing as WH Press Sec as woman faints in the briefing room.
— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) June 24, 2014
WH briefing ends abruptly after woman faints in briefing room. Fortunately she is okay. Not a regular WH reporter.
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) June 24, 2014
UPDATE: From the pool report:
Not much news over here today so far, except a White House comms intern fainted at the end of Josh Earnest's press briefing a few minutes ago.
A White House official tells me it was the intern's first day here (and asked that I don't use her name), along with a group of other brand new comms interns. Earnest and Eric Schultz rushed water over to her, and another aide brought out a small box of m&ms.
The intern told me she had been feeling "faint" earlier, but didn't skip lunch so wasn't sure why. Today's briefing was all of the interns' first time attending a White House briefing, so it should be memorable for them!