Josh Earnest gets roasted by this reporter who throws back Obama’s comment about ISIS being like a ‘jayvee team putting on a Lakers uniform’. Check out how he dances around this mess…
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest had a quote from President Barack Obama about ISIS being ‘jayvee’ level terrorists thrown back in his face by a reporter today, hours after the U.S. launched air strikes on the Islamic militants in Iraq.
Speaking about ISIS to The New Yorker in January, Obama said: ‘The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.’
Asked today by CNN reporter Jim Acosta if the president still thinks ISIS is an amateur terrorist group, Earnest dribbled around the question before claiming that the White House does ‘remain concerned about the military proficiency that’s been demonstrated’ by Islamic militants in Iraq.
‘There is no question that the Laker uniforms that were worn – . . . to draw out that analogy a little bit – that were worn by the Al Qaeda leadership in Afghanistan has been decimated and defeated in Afghanistan,’ Earnest said.
‘There’s no question about that,’ he added.
Earnest said it ‘also true’ that there are other terrorist networks that ‘subscribe to the violent extremist ideology that’s espoused and promulgated by Al Qaeda.’
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