Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reappeared in the media on Monday and accused President Donald Trump of crossing the line.
Earnest, famous for his smug appearances in the press room, and for trying too hard to be suave, appears to be back in the spotlight.
Appearing on MSNBC, Earnest said former President Barack Obama’s decision to reappear was necessary in order for him to assert America’s “core values.”
“What do you think,” Jansing asked Earnest, “would motivate him to get back involved in the public debate in a way that he’s not willing to do right now?”
Earnest suggested that Obama wouldn’t respond to everything, only important issues.
“After the last eight years, the president doesn’t relish the prospect of getting back into the day-to-day fights that characterize governing the United States of America in the 21st century,” Earnest said. “He spent the last eight years doing it, it’s somebody else’s turn to do that now.”
“What would motivate President Obama to reengage in the political debate,” Earnest continued, “is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long-observed norms and values that frankly I think that we started to take for granted.”
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