Well, I mean, look, let’s give him credit for at least appearing before the press. Nice to have the access. But President Obama, during his stop in the briefing room this afternoon, had absolutely nothing to say, and he wasn’t pressed very hard to say anything.
Obama made a brief statement and then took some questions. Here’s a summary of what we learned:
On ISIS: We’ll defend Americans in Iraq and we need Iraqis to form a nice government and blah blah blah blah blah.
On the Immigration order: We’re working on it.
On Russia: If Russia do bad, Russia get more sanctions.
Same stuff he’s been saying for weeks. I think the real message was this:
The president is at the White House, has punched in, and he has a pulse. Here he is, look!
That’s what this, and the sudden announcement of a National Security Council meeting earlier today, was about.
Here, see for yourself, if you can bear it.