White House apologizes to Asa Hutchinson for DNC statement mocking his presidential campaign

The White House issued multiple apologies Wednesday to former Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) for a statement issued by the Democratic National Committee mocking the Tuesday suspension of his presidential campaign.

Hutchinson had struggled to build momentum in the Republican presidential primary and dropped out of the race after earning just 0.2% support at Monday’s Iowa caucuses. A DNC spokesperson reacted to his suspension with a statement reading, “this news comes as a shock to those of us who could’ve sworn he had already dropped out.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to a question about the statement during Wednesday’s briefing by apologizing to Hutchinson on President Joe Biden’s behalf.

“I appreciate the question as to something that we definitely want to address. President Biden has deep respect for Gov. Hutchinson and admires the race
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