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Josh Earnest: Trump’s U.N. Speech was ‘Foolish,’ Lacked ‘Coherence’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech at United Nations, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration Josh Earnest said the overall speech lacked “coherence,” and Trump mocking North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was

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Earnest: Democrats ‘Have No Clear Leader’

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated that the Democratic Party has “no clear leader.” Earnest began by saying that the Congressional GOP is “fractured” and Democrats have won battles by sticking


Josh Earnest: Breitbart Asks Tough Questions and Respects the Process

Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Breitbart reporter at this daily briefings always “is respectful of that process and ask tough questions.” Earnest said, “You raised Breitbart as an example. It is not

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Josh Earnest: Fidel Castro a ‘Towering Figure’

The Obama administration continues to avoid condemning Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s atrocities, as the president pursues his ongoing attempt to normalize relations with Communist Cuba. During the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest described Castro as a “towering figure.”

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Obama’s Test: Mosul is More Than a Potentially Climactic Military Battle

More is riding on the battle for Mosul than the recapture of the Islamic State group’s main stronghold in northern Iraq. Also on the line is the Obama administration’s theory that the extremists can be defeated in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere without American ground troops doing the fighting.

Iraqi forces deploy on October 17, 2016 in the area of al-Shurah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Some 30,000 federal forces are leading the offensive, backed by air and ground support from a …

Josh Earnest: We’re Fighting War of Narratives Against Islamic State

“In some ways this is actually just a war of narratives, and so we want to make sure that we get out our counter narrative against ISIL and we’re having some progress,” Earnest said during an appearance on MSNBC, urging Americans to stop blaming terrorist acts on Muslims.

This picture taken on September 4, 2016 at Elbeyli, in the southern region of Kilis, shows Turkish tank coming from Syria during clashes betweenTurkish army and ISIS militants. Ankara stepped up its fight against militants in Turkey and northern Syria with air strikes on Kurdish rebel positions in the restive …