Shameless: White House Tries To Mock Darrell Issa’s Pronunciation Of “Ebola”…But Forgets Obama Calling It “Eboli”
Childish and hypocritical. Try concentrating on actually doing something about the virus…
When the House Oversight Committee Hearing on Ebola began Friday morning, the country was experiencing heightened awareness of the disease, as reports came out that a doctor in New York City had contracted the disease and spent time in the public arena.
But the hearing was quickly upstaged by an announcement by the National Institutes of Health that the first nurse who contracted Ebola had been found free of the disease.
As the hearing continued, the White House announced that President Obama would meet with the nurse in the Oval Office for a photo-op.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest additionally mocked Chairman Darrell Issa for his pronunciation of the word “Ebola” and dismissed the hearing.
“I didn’t see much of it,” Earnest said to reporters during the White House Press briefing. “It does seem that most of the criticism was registered by somebody who struggled to pronounce the name of the virus at the hearing.”
Earlier in the hearing, Issa was pronouncing the word “Ebola” like “Eboli.”
“I think we might not be too concerned about the partisan criticism that was on display at the hearing,” Earnest continued.
Wait what? Does he think we would forget Obama’s pronunciation of it?
On Oct 2, Obama referred to it as “Eboli”.