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Carney Differs from White House: Flight Ban Would ‘Demonstrate Seriousness’

It was bound to happen: former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney differed with his erstwhile employer on CNN Thursday, recommending travel restrictions from west African countries, something the Obama administration said it was not considering.

“I think substantive actions have to be taken,” said Carney, who recently signed with the news network as a contributor. “They may involve flight restrictions, they may involve moving all patients to specific hospitals in the country that can handle Ebola, and I think those would be wise decisions to make.”

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In the clearest illustration yet that Carney has made the transition from official administration capacity to cable news #hottake generator, Carney pulled the old “I’m not an expert, but…”

“I’m not an expert, but I think that would demonstrate a level of seriousness in response to this that is merited at this point,” he said.

Experts, for the record, almost unanimously oppose a flat ban, arguing it would exacerbate the outbreak and foment panic.

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

[h/t Politico]

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