The transparency-driven White House is offering another “no comment” to reporters this week. The subject in question, however, is more complicated than usual.
TheWrap.com reported that First Daughter Malia Obama recently worked a day on the set of the upcoming Steven Spielberg drama Extant.
Spielberg is one of the president’s most prominent financial backers, coughing up a cool $1 million for a pro-Obama PAC in 2012.
So while the press often holds back on questions aimed at the president’s daughters, this time they pressed for more information.
None, apparently, is forthcoming.
But the White House says to protect the Obama girls’ privacy, it only talks about them when they’re appearing in public with their parents.
“So I’m going to try and live up to that principle… and not comment on those reports,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters as Obama flew back to DC from California aboard Air Force One.
Reporters pressed, arguing that “It’s not like an internship with no one you’ve ever heard of. It’s Steven Spielberg.’
Earnest was unmoved.
“I’ve seen the reports, and again, the line that we draw is related to the two daughters being involved in public activities with their parents,” Earnest said.