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The Response From Press Secretary Josh Earnest That Made Jon Stewart Stop Everything and Yell, 'What?!


"What?! You can’t do that!"

(Source: Daily Show screen shot)

By now, it's no secret that the two new ambassadors nominated and confirmed by the Senate are lacking credentials (i.e. America's new ambassador to Argentina doesn't even speak Spanish and the new ambassador to Hungary is a former soap opera producer).

Yesterday, we showed you Press Secretary Josh Earnest's lackluster response to being grilled on the matter by ABC's Jon Karl. But just how confounding was that response? On Wednesday's "Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, the host stopped everything to scream out his disapproval.

To recap, when Karl pushed on the pair's credentials and how it seems their greatest skill is their ability to raise funds for Obama, Earnest responded, "Frankly, I was not part of this decision-making process."

Stewart was dumbfounded.

"What?! You can’t do that!" he yelled. “That is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen the president’s press secretary do. His entire job — his only job — is built around trying not to go, ‘Hey, look, I just fu***ng work here.’ But that’s what he did! 'Take it up with my supervisor! Earnest, out.'"

Watch the reaction below:

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