Jay Carney has returned from the holiday break, and he now has a beard, people.
Carney's appearance at Monday's White House press briefing created a frenzy among reporters. The Huffington Post's Jennifer Bendery tweeted:
What the -- Jay Carney has grown a beard! pic.twitter.com/8bMPCI8CfF
— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) January 6, 2014
"My wife says she likes it, so there," Carney told the press corps. He joked that his new look was modeled after CBS News' Mark Knoller's beard.
Knoller tweeted in response:
Finally, I'm a fashion trendsetter.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 6, 2014
Jay Carney mugged a homeless man and stole his beard.
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 6, 2014