Whatever US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki is trying to sell, she’ll have no buyers among the Washington press corps. Psaki tried arguing that President Obama “doesn’t give himself enough credit” for his foreign policy triumphs.
Reporters asked a sensible question in response: What on earth are you talking about? When does this president not give himself enough credit?
One reporter even asked Psaki how much credit she would give the president. Answer: A lot.
As the conversation devolves into farce, this exchange happened.
Q: I mean — I mean — I’m talking, what specifically are you talking he doesn’t get enough credit for — (inaudible)?
PSAKI: For engagement initiatives like Iran, what we’ve done on Ukraine, efforts to dive in and engage around the world.
Q: I mean, Russia has still annexed Crimea. I mean, Iran — there’s ongoing negotiations, but is that the success here that you’re talking?
PSAKI: We’re talking about engagement in the world and taking on tough issues that present themselves. And the United States continues to play a prominent role doing that.
Get that? Results don’t matter, just playing the game matters. Give yourself a big ol’ pat on the back just for showing up.
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