White House Quickly Clarifies Obama’s ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’ Comments


Aside from the tan suit (which no one on Twitter would shut up about), the biggest moment of President Obama‘s presser today was his “we don’t have a strategy yet” comment on ISIS. Well, the White House was quick to clarify exactly what the president meant by that.

A senior White House official told CNN’s Jim Acosta that the comment was only made with regard to airstrikes:

And White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest tweeted out a clarification that Obama emphasized a “comprehensive strategy” during his remarks, highlighting other remarks the president made about an Iraq strategy:

And you can watch the relevant part of Obama’s comments here, via Fox News:

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