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In a rare moment on Monday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted to a genuine mistake by the Obama administration: It should have sent a high-profile official to the huge unity rally in Paris, held in the wake of the terrorist shootings at Charlie Hebdo as well as a kosher grocery store. Earnest also said, however, that the very quick organization of the march — combined with the standard need for advance security planning — prevented President Obama’s attendance.

Click above to watch a small taste of Earnest’s uncomfortable exchange with the press corps — then share this video.

Video via NBC News.

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