Josh Earnest stepped up to the podium as the new White House press secretary just weeks ago, but already he’s figured out a few ways to butter up “hard-bitten” White House reporters.
Principle among his methods, the father-to-be revealed to “Power Players,” is to discuss parenthood.
“It’s something that so many people can relate to and hearing the experience of even some hard-bitten White House reporters … talking to them about the birth of their first child, they routinely describe it as the greatest day of their life,” said Earnest, whose wife is due later this summer.
“I think, like all parents who are about to have their first child, we are feeling a lot of trepidation about this experience that we're preparing for, but also incredibly excited,” he said.
The trepidations of first-time parenthood aside, Earnest admits he’s still getting settled into his new job as press secretary – a role he assumed following Jay Carney’s departure last month.
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