(POLITICO) — The White House believes it has found common ground with former President George W. Bush: Neither administration would have let a staffer like Corey Lewandowski stick around.
“There is no denying that the kinds of actions and statements we’ve seen from this campaign is completely outside the realm of acceptable behavior that’s been observed by Democratic and Republican presidents over the course of our history,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during a briefing with reporters Wednesday. “And so I feel confident in doing something that I’m always loath to do, which is to express a view that I’m confident that even President George W. Bush would agree with. I am confident that neither President Obama nor President Bush would tolerate someone on their staff being accused of physically assaulting a reporter, lying about it and then blaming the victim. That is completely unacceptable behavior.”