White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed to be speechless after being asked if he was concerned about recent remarks from Dr. Ben Carson, Dr. Malpractice himself, who vowed to prove that China is involved in the conflict in Syria.

At the White House press briefing this morning, Earnest talked about the airstrike that most likely killed “Jihadi John.” After the substance of the briefing was out of the way, Earnest was then asked if he was aware that Carson intended to release evidence of China’s involvement.

After a pregnant pause and an outbreak of laughter from the press, Earnest did not attempt to take seriously the claims put forward and instead said,

“I guess it’s not common that… maybe it violates my job description as a spokesperson to be speechless, but I think in this case I am.”

If only all of America would be so dismissive of Dr. Malpractice’s beliefs.

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