President Obama was visibly annoyed by a reporter’s blunt question about the war against the Islamic State and his underestimation of the group at a press conference Monday.
CNN’s Jim Acosta brought up Obama’s past characterization of ISIS as a “JV team” and his statement Friday prior to the attacks that the terrorist group was “contained.”
He then asked point blank why he has been unable to take them out.
“This is an organization that you once described as a JV team that evolved into a now occupied territory in Iraq and Syria and is now able to use that safe haven to launch attacks in other parts of the world. How is that not underestimating their capabilities?” he asked. “And how is that contained, quite frankly? And I think a lot of Americans have this frustration that they see that the United States has the greatest military in the world, it has the backing of nearly every other country in the world when it comes to taking on ISIS. I guess the question is, and if you’ll forgive the language, is why can’t we take out these bastards?”
The president, clearly annoyed by the line of questioning, gave Acosta an odious response.
“Well, Jim, I just spent the last three questions answering that very question, so I don’t know what more you want me to add,” he said.
How about an actual plan and an admission of your failure for a start?
Watch the exchange below.
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