Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told MSNBC Friday that former President Obama is “genuinely concerned” about how things are going in Washington, D.C.
Earnest noted that Obama is busy writing a book and keeping a low profile, as former Presidents often do as their successors take office. But, Obama is concerned, Earnest said.
“Well, he’s viewing it from a distance, where he’s writing a book, but I think that he’s genuinely concerned,” Earnest told MSNBC. “He’s somebody who was involved in public service, because he wanted to see the country succeed and he certainly viewed the White House and the federal government as an institution that could be used to advance the interests of the American public.
Earnest said that it’s the lack of “movement forward” that is most likely concerning to not only his former boss, but many Americans.
“There’s a sense of a lot of action and a lot of movement in Washington, D.C., but not a lot of movement forward,” Earnest said. “I think that’s a source of some concern, not just for the former president of the United States but Americans of both parties across the country.”
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