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Fox Reporter Asks Earnest: Obama’s Facebook Announcement a ‘Thank You’ to Zuckerberg?

As White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was announcing President Barack Obama‘s address to the nation on Thursday night where he will unveil his executive actions on immigration, Fox News White House Correspondent Wendell Goler seemingly interrupted Earnest, asking him if posting the announcement on Facebook was a “thank you” to Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg had been funding an immigration advocacy group for technology workers, and the White House posted an announcement video on Facebook featuring President Obama promoting his primetime address to the nation.

Goler connected those dots and interrupted Earnest at the beginning of the press briefing, asking if posting the video on Facebook was essentially done as a “thank you” to Zuckerberg. Earnest said it wasn’t, and instead characterized it as an opportunity to reach millions of people and an “effective way” for President Obama to communicate with the American people.

Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

And you can watch the video in question here, via Facebook:

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