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Josh Earnest to White House Press Corps: Ebola Czar ‘Not an Ebola Expert’

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White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday said the Obama administration’s new so-called Ebola czar, Ron Klain, was not hired as an expert on the virus but as “an implementation expert.” Klaine, a former aide to Vice President Joe Biden, was appointed to the new position on Friday following calls from the media and other elected officials to do more to address the Ebola crisis in the U.S. CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Earnest during the White House press briefing what exactly Klain knows about the deadly virus. “What we were looking for is not an Ebola expert, but rather an implementation expert,” said Earnest. “That’s exactly what Ron Klain is. He is somebody who has extensive experience in the federal government. He’s somebody that has extensive management experience when it comes to the private sector.” Earnest said Klain’s “implementation expertise” will be applied in address Ebola.