As seen in the clip, “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said that the President’s words were “a tad bit condescending” and that it was perhaps “not the best approach to selling the nuclear deal”. “What do you think?”
“I’d be surprised if the president spent a lot of his evening devoted to watching the debate”, Earnest said at a White House briefing.
But Obama said the Republicans’ unwillingness to consider any deal put them in league with Iranian factions opposed to the deal. “Was that necessary?”
But MSNBC’s Chris Jansing didn’t think it was so clear-cut.
Earnest began to respond, saying “Well that, was a different part of it…”
“No, it wasn’t! I’ll read you the quote”, she shot back.
“In fact, you saw some of those same Republicans in Congress actually write a letter to the supreme leader of Iran advocating for the defeat of the deal, or at least promising to do so”, Earnest said.
During a speech at American University in Washington on Wednesday, Obama charged that the “Republican Caucus” – opposing the deal – is in line with “those hardliners [in Iran] chanting “Death to America” who have been most opposed to the deal”. And he combined one of America’s most notorious mass murderers, Charles Manson, with history’s most popular band, The Beatles, to do it. “Charles Manson loved The White Album”.
Earnest said he was confident that Obama would get a chance to look at the highlights, or “the low lights, as I might describe them”.
At a point later in the segment, Scarborough distilled the president’s reasoning down to its essentials.
Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who could not make the cut for the prime time debate, said he will provide “real leadership” to America if elected president in the November 2016 elections.
While they bitterly fought among themselves in front of television cameras watched lived by millions of people, they were unanimous on withdrawing the Iranian nuclear deal, if elected to power in the 2016 presidential elections.