Skip to comments.W.H. Reporter: Did Obama Enjoy Today’s Photo Op? (VIDEO)
Posted on 07/15/2014 12:42:17 PM PDT by PoloSec
A White House reporter asked spokesman Josh Earnest whether President Obama enjoyed himself at an infrastucture photo-op earlier Tuesday in Virginia, mocking Obamas claim last week about not visiting the border crisis because he wasnt interested in photo ops.
The assembled press corps laughed as Earnest asserted Obama was in good spirits.
And is he likely to be just as unhappy with the photo op he has planned later this week on infrastructure? the reporter asked.
A flustered Earnest said he didnt understand the question.
Im getting back to his blowing off photo ops on the border, the reporter said. Was he concerned that might send the wrong message to people in Central America if he went to the border?
What the presidents concerned about is focusing on solutions, Earnest said. Thats exactly what the president was focused on last week.
But he said he didnt like photo ops and he seemed to having a pretty good time, the reporter said.
Earnest said the White Houses opponents on this issue were more interested in appearing in front of cameras and had their priorities mixed up, while saying Obama was only interested in putting forth positive solutions for problems like the border crisis.
Obamas line about lack of interest in photo events was widely mocked, with the Washington Examiner and Independent Journal Review assembling a collection of times the president seemed more than happy to be in front of the camera.
This is a positive sign but...they mock Obama at their own peril. I hope the reporters are prepared for retribution as this corrupt administration does not take criticism lightly and does not hesitate to punish its perceived enemies.
“I hope the reporters are prepared for retribution as this corrupt administration does not take criticism lightly and does not hesitate to punish its perceived enemies.”
If enough of his perceived enemies were to criticise the Resident, he’d run out of time and opportunity to punish them all. They would win.
Obama just wants to make sure his opponents don’t get a photo opportunity to make him look bad.
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