The reporters gasped and then laughed at Josh Earnest trying to spin the results of Tuesday’s shellacking.
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Reporter: Would you say Tuesday night was a big loss for Democrats?
Josh Earnest: Well, uh, again. In terms of the likes of punditry and analysis…
Reporters: (Gasps) It’s not punditry. It’s a real question… Cuz you guys spin it. I understand why you’re spinning it.
Earnest: There’s lots of people who get paid a lot more money than I do who are responsible for offering up analysis and spinning elections and I’m not going to do that…
Reporter: So you’re saying this is good for Democrats?
Earnest: No, that’s not what I’m saying. (Audience laughs)
Reporter: So you can say it’s good for Republicans but you can’t say it’s good or bad for Democrats?
Earnest: It is. It is. I’m certainly disappointed with the results of the election.