Wow. In case you were wondering if Veep is real life…
US State Department spokesman John Kirby was engaged in a very serious briefing with the media on Thursday afternoon, discussing the Obama administration's efforts to fight the terrorist group ISIS when a little bit of goofiness entered the equation.
As Kirby was mid-talk on his terrorism briefing, he glanced over to an as-yet unidentified journalist sitting in the room, and noticed the media member doing something unusual.
Kirby asked him a question that we can pretty reasonably assume has never been asked in the middle of a State Department briefing before in the history of the country (below):