Christ, this is revolting.
Jarrett’s first step is toward the BBC’s Katty Kay. “Hi, there,” Jarrett’s heard whispering as she leans in for a hug and kiss. Kay is “Anchor for BBC World News America in Washington.”
Then the senior White House adviser just as warmly greets Cokie Roberts, a National Public Radio contirbutor.
As the segment heads toward a commercial break, host Joe Scarborough can be heard saying, “Valerie, come give me a hug.”
Meanwhile, after a humiliating defeat in the Senate for his minion Obama, Jarrett sloughed it off.
The approval by a Senate panel of a bill that would give Congress the power to review a nuclear deal with Iran was not a defeat for the Obama administration, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett said Wednesday.
The administration had threatened to veto an initial version of the legislation, but abruptly changed course Tuesday after it was announced that some changes had been made to the bill. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Jarrett was asked whether this represented a loss for the White House.
“No, not at all,” she said, before pushing back against reports that Secretary of State John Kerry had been lobbying against the compromise.
“Secretary Kerry was doing what he has been doing consistently,” she said, “which is briefing the Hill, giving them classified briefings, touching as many of the members as possible because it’s important that they understand what we’re trying to accomplish here.”
Guess it’s another historic victory for Obama or something. Anyway, this is revolting: