Josh Earnest: Trump Doesn’t Understand Weight of Responsibility He Has as Commander-in-Chief

‘If he just spent half of the time that he dedicates to trying to convince the public he cares for our troops, with actually caring for our troops, then our troops would be better off’

Josh Earnest Knocks Trump’s Remarks On Obama: ‘Doesn’t Seem to Understand’ Responsibility of the Office (Mediaite)

Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest gave an interview on MSNBC on Monday night, and he defended his old boss after President Trump said that Barack Obama never called to offer sympathy to grieving military families.

Chris Hayes started things off by asking for Earnest’s response to a White House statement about how Trump was just “stating a fact” earlier today. Earnest said the statement parses the president’s actual remarks, and argued that Trump has not yet realized the responsibility he carries for the lives of the men and women serving the country:

“The thing that’s painfully obvious about President Trump’s remarks today is that he doesn’t seem to understand, or at least feel the weight, of the responsibility that he has as our Commander in Chief. If he just spent half of the time that he dedicates to trying to convince the public he cares for our troops, with actually caring for our troops, then our troops would be better off.”

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