Barack Obama

Why There's Still Hope: Reporters Openly Laugh at State Dept. Flack

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Via Hot Air's Erika Johnsen comes this clip of reporters laughing at State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki's attempt to valorize President Barack Obama's foreign policy record.

A partial transcript:

JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn't give himself enough credit for what he's done around the world, and that's how the secretary feels too. We would not be engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Iran, which is where the program is stalled and is rolling back, if it were not for the role of the United States, along with the P-5 plus one partners, certainly. Ukraine, we've been engaged more or as much as any other country in the world in supporting the elections process and supporting the government and supporting their efforts moving forward. Yes, there's more work that needs to be done. The point is, we need to continue to stay at it. …

REPORTER: Credit for what? I'm sorry, credit for what?

More here.

Bonus clip (via Free Beacon via Hot Air again): NBC's Richard Engel being whether there are any countries with whom relations have improved under President Obama.

"I think you would be hard pressed to find that," Engel said…."I think the reason is our allies have become confused."