White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Monday dodged a question about whether President Obama would flee the country if Donald Trump wins the presidency.
From a briefing aboard Air Force One in California:
Reporter: Josh, does the President feel comfortable living in an America where Donald Trump is President?
Earnest: Well, I think he alluded to this in his remarks over the last couple of days, indicating that despite the significant differences that he had with his opponents in 2008 and 2012, he had confidence that despite those vigorous disagreements, that those — that both Senator McCain and Governor Romney would at least pursue the country’s best interests as they saw it. He doesn’t have that same kind of confidence about the current Republican nominee. And I think he’s spoken to that in more colorful detail than I just did.
Reporter: So he wouldn’t move to Canada or New Zealand if Donald Trump is elected?
Earnest: He’s working very hard to make sure that nobody has to move — has to leave the country as a result of an electoral outcome that the President doesn’t support.
Now why would the White House be providing people with another reason to vote for Trump?