Maybe two of America’s adversaries meddled in the presidential election — or maybe none at all.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest got confused during his daily briefing today and mistakenly said “China” was behind the election-related hacking.
“What I’ve tried to do is present object facts and I think the objective fact that’s relevant here is the intelligence community, a month before the election, came forward and presented a unanimous view, a high-confidence assessment, that China was engaged in malicious cyber activity to destabilize our political system,” Earnest said.
“You said China,” a reporter responded, “You meant…”
“I’m sorry, I meant Russia,” Earnest said, trying to hide a smirk. “Flipping back and forth between topics — tricky.”
The reporters in the briefing room laughed at Earnest.