White House spokesman mocks Trump's appearance

I am confused, for I remember vividly how Donald Trump has been upbraided for criticizing the appearance of others, such as Carly Fiorina.  Yet yesterday, Josh Earnest used the taxpayer-funded podium of the White House press briefing room to mock Donald Trump’s appearance.  Nicole Duran of the Washington Examiner writes:

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that Donald Trump's appearance, and particularly his famous hair, makes it easy to understand why people don't take him seriously as a presidential candidate.

At the White House, Earnest said Trump's overall appearance should give voters pause for thought.

"The Trump campaign for months now has had a dustbin of history-like quality to it, from the vacuous sloganeering, to the outright lies to even the fake hair, the whole carnival barker routine that we've seen for some time now," Earnest said. Earnest was pressed to explain later why the White House would seemingly play Trump's game by mocking his appearance, but Earnest defended his remarks.

"I was describing why it would be easy for people to dismiss his campaign as not particularly serious … because he's got a rather outrageous appearance," Earnest said. "That's a hallmark of his campaign and his identity; that's the point that I'm trying to cite."

Hat tip: iOTWReport

I am confused, for I remember vividly how Donald Trump has been upbraided for criticizing the appearance of others, such as Carly Fiorina.  Yet yesterday, Josh Earnest used the taxpayer-funded podium of the White House press briefing room to mock Donald Trump’s appearance.  Nicole Duran of the Washington Examiner writes:

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that Donald Trump's appearance, and particularly his famous hair, makes it easy to understand why people don't take him seriously as a presidential candidate.

At the White House, Earnest said Trump's overall appearance should give voters pause for thought.

"The Trump campaign for months now has had a dustbin of history-like quality to it, from the vacuous sloganeering, to the outright lies to even the fake hair, the whole carnival barker routine that we've seen for some time now," Earnest said. Earnest was pressed to explain later why the White House would seemingly play Trump's game by mocking his appearance, but Earnest defended his remarks.

"I was describing why it would be easy for people to dismiss his campaign as not particularly serious … because he's got a rather outrageous appearance," Earnest said. "That's a hallmark of his campaign and his identity; that's the point that I'm trying to cite."

Hat tip: iOTWReport