The staff at Rep. Todd Young’s (R-Ind.) office had a little fun and compiled an online quiz to test your knowledge of infamous cases of implausible deniability: did the statements come from the White House during its everyday course of business, or from the New England Patriots during #DeflateGate?
White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the Patriots’ deflated ball controversy at today’s briefing, and said he hadn’t spoken with President Obama about the issue.
“I mean, the one thing I can tell you is that for years, it’s been clear that there is no risk that I was going to take Tom Brady’s job as quarterback of the New England Patriots. But I can tell you that as of today, it’s pretty clear that there’s no risk of him taking my job either,” Earnest quipped.
“The thing that is clear, though, about Mr. Brady’s job is that it does cause him to make snap decisions in very high-pressure situations, and — and he does it very well,” he added. “He also is in a position where those decisions are regularly second-guessed. So I think certainly on that level, he and I can relate to one another.”