Today on Holden’s Obsession with the Gaggle

From Holden:

Little Scottie did not make the trip to California so Hillary Trent Duffy was running the show.

And judging by Duffy’s two consecutive non-answers in today’s gaggle it looks like the preznit is worried about a morale problem in the military:

Q Trent, is there a morale issue that the President is concerned about in the military? There was, obviously, the lawsuits that were filed yesterday by people who had their deployments extended. Is the President concerned about how military and the military families are viewing their mission, as more demands fall on them?

MR. DUFFY: Well, I think as Commander-in-Chief, this visit today underscores how important the President feels his role is, and that is important to keep the spirits high of the troops and their families, and that’s why he goes out of his way on a regular basis to speak publicly with troops, but also to meet privately with them, to go to visit to Walter Reed, to visit with wounded soldiers and their families. But as Commander-in-Chief, he has forged a strong bond with our military troops and their families.

Q Does that mean that, yes, there is a morale problem?

MR. DUFFY: The President views his relationship as Commander-in-Chief of the troops very importantly, and he commits — invests a great deal of time in upholding morale. This President has been one of the strongest Presidents in history for supporting our troops. He approved three straight pay raises for them. He has increased funding for housing. He has increased support for military families back at home. He has given — provided increases for training for facilities, for equipment, so that our troops maintain to be the best and finest fighting force in all the world. And he takes his role as Commander-in-Chief very seriously, and I think his record in support of our troops and their families speaks for itself.