Reporter Asks White House if ISIS no Longer a 'JV Team'

Reporter Asks White House if ISIS no Longer a 'JV Team'

Friday at the press briefing, CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta pressed White House press secretary Josh Earnest on the notion of President Barack Obama bombing ISIS in Iraq means the organization is no longer a “JV” team.

Acosta referenced an interview with New Yorker magazine’s David Remnick Obama conducted in which he referred to non-al Qaeda groups in Iraq as the JV team. 

“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” he said.  “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”

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