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Ed Henry Grills Earnest: How Can Obama Fundraise After ‘No Strategy’ Remark?

Last night Fox News’ Ed Henry could barely contain how stunned he was about President Obama saying there’s no concrete strategy to combat ISIS in Syria yet. And at today’s press briefing, Henry really grilled Josh Earnest over Obama attending fundraisers just a day after that candid admission.

Henry brought up the fundraising, as well as the golfing on vacation, and asked, “Is he detached? Does he feel like the critics coming after him––it doesn’t matter anymore? Why is he still raising campaign money, playing golf when he’s acknowledging he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with this?”

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Earnest insisted Obama’s able to juggle plenty at once, but Henry kept the heat on about that comment. He wondered if there’s a lack of urgency from the White House on ISIS and if the president’s strong statement on seeking justice for James Foley was just an “empty threat.”

Earnest told Henry Obama’s already taken steps to combat ISIS, and even took a veiled shot at Bill Kristol over his suggestion about what to do. Henry brought up remarks almost exactly a year ago from Obama about developing a Syria strategy, and asked, “One year later, how could he not have that strategy?”

Watch the heated back-and-forth below, via Fox News:

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