Chris Wallace Grills WH Chief: Doesn’t Obama Realize He Lost The Midterms …

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Chris Wallace Grills WH Chief: Doesn’t Obama Realize He Lost The Midterms? [VIDEO].

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace had a contentious interview with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, grilling him on why President Barack Obama was not working with Republicans in Congress. MCDONOUGH: What the president realizes and he laid this out in the speech last night is that over the course of now decades, middle class families in this country have faced unrelenting pressure as costs go up with while wages stagnate.

And the White House announced it would not meet with prime minister during that trip. “As a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country,” explained National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan. He will not,” McDonough said at the end of a spirited back-and-forth with Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday.” Wallace noted that President Obama had previously said the midterm elections would be a referendum on his agenda. It’s focused on a shared series of threats, but also, on a shared series of values that one particular instance is not going to inform overwhelming,” he added. Likewise, “I don’t see a pathway to getting the DHS appropriations bill” passed, McDonough said, referring to the bill needed to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security, the budget of which has become a target of critics who want to stop Obama’s executive action on immigration.

McDonough said he wasn’t sure what an unnamed senior American official, who was quoted in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Friday, meant with the statement: “There are things you simply don’t do,” speaking of Netanyahu. “He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave.

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