Biden’s chief spokeswoman to leave White House next week — Analysis
Jen Psaki’s tenure as White House press secretary will come to an end on May 13. She is reportedly moving to MSNBC, a far-left outlet.
The Jen Psaki era in the White House briefing room will end next week, as President Joe Biden’s press secretary will be replaced by her deputy as she reportedly takes a position on the other side of the podium, at MSNBC.
Karine Jean-Pierre will be taking over the role of press secretary, Biden said on Thursday. She’s being touted as the first openly gay White House press secretary and the first black woman to hold the position. Biden praised Psaki for her work in the role, making an apparent jab at her predecessors in President Donald Trump’s administration.
“Jen Psaki has set the standard for returning decency, respect and decorum to the White House briefing room,” Biden said. “I want to say thank you to Jen for raising the bar, communicating directly and truthfully to the American people, and keeping her sense of humor while doing so.”
Psaki was criticized for being too nimble. “tone-deaf,” haughty and condescending by critics such as the New York Post. Last fall, for instance, when asked about a supply chain crisis leading into the holiday season she joked sarcastically. “the tragedy of the treadmill that’s delayed,”This was a dismissal of the worries of working class Americans who worry more about getting their equipment on time. The snide nickname she was given was „The infamous Mrs. “Circle Back”Conservatives call her Psaki because of her propensity to dodge tough questions and promise to answer them. “circle back”Later, you will receive an answer.
The reports last month that Psaki was negotiating a deal to work at MSNBC raised ethical questions as well fears that she would be present at the sister news outlet. “tarnish” the brand’s credibility.
Jean-Pierre has been a trusted advisor to Biden for many years. She worked as his staffer during the vice presidency of Barack Obama. As chief public affairs officer of MoveOn.org (a left-wing activist organisation partially funded partly by George Soros), she worked for a time as an MSNBC political analyst. Born in Martinique and raised in New York, she also worked on Obama’s presidential campaigns.
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“Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue to lead the way in communicating about the work of the Biden-Harris administration on behalf of the American people,” Biden said.
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