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Fox’s Ed Henry successfully trolls White House over female wage gap hypocrisy [VIDEO]

Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry couldn’t help taunting the White House for their holier-than-thou attitude on the female wage gap Tuesday, pointing out the Obama administration’s hypocrisy in an embarrassing tweet exchange with White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri.

Tuesday afternoon’s press conference at the White House was unusually tense, with many reporters challenging press secretary Jay Carney on the misleading statistics being peddled by the Obama administration about the female wage gap (RELATED: Combative Carney snipes back over WH gender pay gap numbers).

A nerve must’ve been struck, because Palmieri sent out this tweet just minutes after the press conference ended:

Get it? Henry certainly did, and seemed offended that the White House considers it inappropriate for him and his male colleagues to do their job. Also sensing a bit of a double standard, he wasted no time in calling Palmieri out:

Henry was referring to White House press secretary Jay Carney, who spoke for some time on the female wage gap despite being, yes, a man. To which Obama’s top communications official responded with this gem:

Ah, so that clears it up. If you’re going to talk about gender pay inequality while being a male, the White House needs you to support their preferred policies. Particularly if you’re a journalist.

Henry appeared on Fox News’ “Shepard Smith Reporting” about an hour later to explain what was wrong with Palmieri’s line of thinking.

“What I was trying to point out is, if I’m being attacked for somehow [not being able to] ask fair questions about pay equity because I’m a man, I’m surprised the White House thinks that they can have man on the other side of the podium explaining all of this to us,” he told Shepard Smith.

“Well, I think all men should take the rest of the month off,” Smith quipped.

“That sounds good,” Henry joked. “That sounds ‘fair and equitable’ to me.”

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