Moments ago in the briefing room Josh Earnest indicated President Obama’s pick of Joe Biden to be vice president was a better choice than his pick of Hillary Clinton to be his secretary of state. Asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl if that was the case, Earnest replied, “It was. It was.” Ouch!
See the video and transcript below:
ABC’S JONATHAN KARL: So, we have the development over the weekend that the vice president came back and met with Elizabeth Warren. How would the president deal with this if Biden actually decides to run? Here you have his current vice president against his former secretary of state.
JOSH EARNEST: There’s not an insignificant if in that question. I think it’s what everybody is pretty interested to find out – is what decision the vice president is going to make. The president has indicated his view that the decision that he made, I guess seven years ago now, to add Joe Biden to the ticket as his running mate was the smartest decision that he’d ever made in politics. I think that should give you some sense of the president’s view of Vice President Biden’s aptitude for the top job.
KARL: So I assume that means the president would support Vice President Biden if he were to run. This is obviously a better decision than the secretary of state he chose. So uh … [laughter] you said it was the best decision he made.
EARNEST: It was. It was.
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