This is one Josh Earnest is sure to wish he could take back…
With former President Barack Obama emerging Monday from a long global vacation, yet largely avoiding politics, the former White House spokesman reassured MSNBC’s Chris Jansing that Obama will engage if the Trump administration crosses “some clear red lines.”
…which Earnest defined as a “departure of values” or an “egregious violation of the norms of governing.”
Naturally, such determinations at the discretion of the left… though Earnest didn’t clarify exactly what Obama might do under such circumstances.
Pointing to Obama’s visit Monday to the University of Chicago, Jansing celebrated the former president’s “true commitment to community organizing,” before noting that he “didn’t go after Donald Trump.”
“I think what would motivate President Obama to re-engage in the political debate 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 we have started to take for granted,” Earnest replied.
..with a straight face.
Given the fiasco over Obama’s infamous red line in Syria, social media users let him have it over the remark.
— Chelsea’s Resumé (@EF517_V2) April 24, 2017
@MSNBC The fraud had 8yrs to prove he had a pair, he was 2 short? The coward needs to go away already ?
— Evelyn Ramos (@Jerzygma) April 24, 2017
@MSNBC like in Syria?
— 70’s Mollymook Lad (@SirLiberal) April 24, 2017
@MSNBC Yeah, because he’s got a stellar track record of enforcing red lines. NOT
— dfconservative (@BigRfaze) April 24, 2017
@MSNBC Do you REALLY want Obama talking about ‘red lines’?
— Chris McAllister (@themanfronUNCLE) April 24, 2017
@MSNBC Pure, undiluted, delusional arrogance on display.
— Caffeinated American (@LynnRichterBlog) April 24, 2017
— Michael Zientz (@mwz524) April 24, 2017
@MSNBC He actually said red lines ? What a joke
— brendan (@giants2007) April 24, 2017
@MSNBC I can’t believe the idiot actually used the phrase “red lines”.
— I’m The Bomb (@MeosoFunny) April 24, 2017
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