We’re not sure where Josh Earnest has been spending his time, but it sure as hell hasn’t been in the real world:
White House spox Earnest sez Putin was "desperate" for a meeting with @POTUS & after careful consideration, Obama decided could be useful
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) September 24, 2015
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) September 24, 2015
More from The Hill:
Press secretary Josh Earnest claimed Putin’s repeated requests for a meeting with Obama are a sign he is hungry to use it as a way to enhance his stature on the world stage.“I think some might conclude that that means the Russians are … more desperate,” Earnest told reporters.“They are quite interested in having a conversation with President Obama,” he added. “After some careful consideration on our end, the president did make a decision that it was worth it at this point to engage with President Putin in a face-to-face-meeting to see if the United States’ interests could be advanced.”
Yeah, so do we.
@MajorCBS that's the very definition of wishful thinking.
— John O'Connell (@anvilinvest) September 24, 2015
— Sasha (@AVechera) September 24, 2015
— streetwise_IT (@streetwise_IT) September 24, 2015
— Peter (@sobyeski22) September 24, 2015
Nah. No comment. Just fits of laughter.