McDonough Dodges on Whether Obama Still Has Confidence on Rahm Emanuel

‘I think what the president sees is a steady and people of Chicago and the mayor of Chicago that continue to do very good work’

RUSH TRANSCRIPT:
TODD: “One of your predecessors as chief of staff is now the mayor of Chicago. The president endorsed him. The president campaigned for him. Does the president still have confidence in Rahm Emanuel as mayor?”
MCDONOUGH: “I had a chance to be back in Chicago, actually, my in-laws live in Chicago. The city looks great, the opportunities there are boundless. So I think what the president sees is a steady and people of Chicago and the mayor of Chicago that continue to do very good work.”
TODD: “So he’s still confident in Rahm Emanuel to do the job?” 
MCDONOUGH: “The president is and I just saw it up close and personal.” 
TODD: “Thanks for coming.” 
MCDONOUGH: “Chuck, thanks for having me.” 
TODD: “Go pat go.” 
MCDONOUGH: “Appreciate that. A rare treat from a Vikings fan.”

 

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