State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was grilled by the press on Thursday after she claimed President Barack Obama “doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world.”
Reporters clearly found her statement questionable and followed up with several questions about the president’s foreign policy. There was even some laughter.
“Jen, you would argue the president doesn’t give himself enough credit? How much credit would you give him?” Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked. “What, like, 200 percent credit?”
“I would give him more than he has given himself. That’s what I just said,” Psaki responded.
When another reporter asked what Obama specifically deserves credit for regarding foreign policy, Psaki cited his “engagement initiatives like Iran, what we’ve done on Ukraine, efforts to dive in and engage around the world.”
Her answer led yet another reporter to point out that “Russia has still annexed Crimea” and there has been very little success in dealing with Iran.
Watch the exchange below:
(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)