Josh Earnest is not White House Press Secretary anymore. Now, those who miss the former Obama administration spokesman can watch him in his new role as a political contributor for NBC News.
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin confirmed the news in a memo circulated Monday, citing Earnest’s experience as a political operative under former president Barack Obama:
From the memo:
We are pleased to announce that Josh Earnest will join NBC News and MSNBC as a Political Analyst. As you may have seen, he made his debut this morning on ‘Today’ and ‘Morning Joe.’
Josh recently completed a ten-year run with President Obama, most recently serving as White House Press Secretary from 2014-2017.
Josh joined the Obama presidential campaign in March 2007 as the Iowa communications director, and went on to serve as deputy communications director during the 2008 general election. Josh has also worked on numerous national, statewide and local campaigns over the course of his twenty years in politics.
Earnest made his debut in his new role on NBC’s Today, where he discussed the failure of President Trump and Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week.
Watch above, via NBC.
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