White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to respond to Texas Governor Rick Perry’s criticism of President Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq.
During the White House press briefing, Breitbart News asked Earnest if the White House had a response to Perry’s assertion that: “No decision has done more harm than the president’s withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.”
Earnest explained why typically, the White House doesn’t comment on criticisms from Republicans running for president.
“Based on my own experience, candidates understandably believe that the best way for them to win attention in a crowded primary field is to find a colorful way to criticize, and in some cases even insult the incumbent president of the other party,” Earnest replied. “That’s them doing their job, but today I’m going to do mine and not respond.”