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"There are parents who have said don't ever use that word, even casually. What does he say to those parents?"

White House press secretary Josh Earnest was grilled Monday afternoon after President Barack Obama used the N-word in a recent interview.

"I want to follow up on something a lot of people have been talking about and that is the use of the N-Word. Does the president condone the use of that word at home?" Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke asked.

"And what would he say to parents who have worked very hard to get their children to not use it even though it's out there?" he continued. "It's in music. It's especially in urban settings. There are parents who have said don't ever use that word, even casually. What does he say to those parents?"

Earnest didn't have an answer.

"Well, um, I guess you probably have to ask him that. I didn't. It doesn't mean it's an illegitimate question. It just means I think for the president's own personal views you should ask him that," the press secretary responded.

CBS' Mark Knoller than suggested Earnest "bring him out." Earnest replied that he'd ask the president about the question himself.

(H/T: Real Clear Politics)

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