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Former Obama spokesman thinks current White House press team could have used ‘oxygen masks' for latest gaffe

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs walks around on the floor at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

President Barack Obama's first of three press secretaries speculated Tuesday on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” how the current White House press team must have reacted last week when the president said, “We don't have a strategy yet.”

“I think whenever you have to go out next and say what somebody meant to say or what somebody was trying to say means you’re trying to explain that wince-able moment that you see,” said Robert Gibbs, who was Obama's press secretary from 2009 through early 2011.

“Unfortunately, there are not oxygen masks and there’s no one to tell you fasten your seat belt because there is turbulence in the area,” Gibbs, now a regular MSNBC contributor continued.

(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)

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