White House Spokesman Flanked By Stormtroopers In Briefing Room

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White House spokesman Josh Earnest made an unannounced appearance in the press briefing room flanked by two Stormtroopers and R2-D2 Friday.

The “Star Wars” characters’ appearance at the White House coincidied with a screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Before President Obama’s final White House press conference of the calendar year, Obama joked, “Clearly, this is not the most important event that’s taking place in the White House today. There is a screening of ‘Star Wars’ for Gold Star families and children coming up. So I’ll try to be relatively succinct.”

Obama ended the news conference saying, “OK, everybody. I’ve gotta get to ‘Star Wars.'”

“This is pretty cool, isn’t it? You gotta admit, this is pretty cool,” Earnest said as journalists snapped photos.

Josh Earnest Stormtroopers Star Wars Briefing Room Pool

White House press secretary Josh Earnest appears alongside the “Star Wars” characters Stormtroopers and R2-D2 at the press briefing room Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (Photo: Paul Conner/The Daily Caller/Pool)

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