A reporter tried to push the Republican rhetoric that Biden and Harris weren’t visiting the border, and Jen Psaki grabbed him.
Reporter: What do you say to those who criticize the president and vice president who have not yet made an in-person visit to the southwest border?
Journalist: Lots of people?
Psaki: Like who?
Journalist: Republicans. pic.twitter.com/Al564BclCj
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 14, 2021
The exchange is priceless:
Q: What do you say to those who criticize the president and vice president who have not, to date, made an in-person visit to the southwest border?
Psaki: Who are they?
Q: A lot of people criticize the fact that they haven’t made a trip to the border yet?
Psaki: Like who?
Q: Those from the Republican Party.
Psaki: I don’t know who I’m answering.
The reporter finally admitted that his question was not based on people or even Republicans but on a press conference held by Senator Rick Scott.
Journalists get away with questions based on Republican talking points that they disguise as consensus among the American people. Jen Psaki will not let members of the media push Republican propaganda to create negativity and conflict.
If members of the White House press pool attempt to discuss partisan talking points as news, Jen Psaki will speak out and expose it.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Editor, which is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work has focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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