Tag Archives: Jen Psaki

Doocy Praises Psaki: “She Made Me A Better Reporter”

The Hill reports: Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy called press secretary Jen Psaki’s exit from the White House “the end of an era” on Friday, her last day at the press secretary’s lectern. Doocy credited her for making him a better reporter. “It’s not just me asking questions. She would ask me questions right back. When I would …

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Jen Psaki Bids Emotional Farewell To WH Press Corps

Axios reports: Outgoing White House press secretary Jen Psaki teared up during her last briefing on Friday, thanking President Biden for the opportunity to serve in the role. “I promised myself I wasn’t going to get emotional,” she said. She also thanked the reporters in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room room for their “pivotal role.” “At times we …

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WH Names Successor To Press Secretary Jen Psaki

Via press release from the White House: Today, President Biden announced Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to be Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary. Karine will step into the Press Secretary role replacing Jen Psaki, who will depart from the White House on May 13. Statement from President Biden: “I am proud to announce that Karine Jean-Pierre …

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REPORT: Jen Psaki To Leave WH For MSNBC Show

Axios reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki is in exclusive talks with MSNBC to join the network after she leaves the White House around May, according to a source close to the matter. Why it matters: It’s been speculated for weeks that Psaki would leave the White House for a TV gig. White House communications staffers often negotiate TV …

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WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki Tests Positive For COVID

ABC News reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she has tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, on the eve of President Joe Biden’s trip overseas. Psaki said she was in meetings with Biden on Monday but that he tested negative Tuesday on a PCR test. “I had two socially-distanced meetings with the President yesterday, and the President is …

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Psaki Laughs Off Cruz’s “Peppermint Patty” Dig [VIDEO]

The Daily Mail reports: Republican Sen. Ted Cruz called White House press secretary Jen Psaki “Peppermint Patty,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rides a “broom” and got the Conservative Political Action Conference crowd to boo Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and chant ‘Let’s Go Brandon.’ “Justin Trudeau,” he said, as the crowd chimed in with loud boos. “Let’s pause for …

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White House “Grateful” Trump Is Finally Promoting Vax

Reuters reports: The White House is grateful that former U.S. President Donald Trump received and promoted getting the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday. “The ones that get very sick and go to the hospital are the ones that don’t take the vaccine,” Trump said in an interview with conservative commentator Candace Owens. “If you …

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WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki Tests Positive For COVID

CNN reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who dropped off President Joe Biden’s international trip shortly before he departed, has tested positive for coronavirus after members of her household did, she said in a statement Sunday. Psaki said she last saw Biden Tuesday outside while masked, before the President departed for Rome for the Group of 20 Summit, and …

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White House: No Decision Yet On Vax Patent Waivers

The Hill reports: President Biden has not made a decision yet on whether to support a waiver of COVID-19 vaccine patents that backers say would help increase global access to vaccines, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. “Our focus is on maximizing production and supply for the world at the lowest possible cost and there are a lot …

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WH Won’t Support National Vaccination Database

The Washington Post reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki batted down the suggestion that the Biden administration was eying a national vaccine verification card, saying unequivocally that the president would not support that. “The government is not now, nor will we be supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential,” Psaki said. “There will be no federal …

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Fox Reporter Confronts Psaki Over “Snub” By Biden

The Hill reports: Fox News reporter Peter Doocy confronted White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday after the network did not get to ask a question of President Biden at his first press conference. At Friday’s press briefing, Doocy noted that Biden had a list of journalists to call on and that Fox News was the only member of …

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WH: Biden May Take Executive Actions On Gun Control

The Washington Post reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that Biden is considering taking executive action on gun control in the wake of the Colorado shootings as well as seeking to work with Congress to strengthen background checks and reenact an assault weapons ban. Speaking to reporter on Air Force One as Biden traveled to Ohio, Psaki …

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WH: Only Five Have Been Fired Over Past Weed Usage

Politico reports: The White House on Friday sought to downplay the number of staffers whose jobs have been derailed by their prior cannabis use. A Daily Beast article published Thursday reported that “dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program” because of admissions of prior marijuana use. Several staffers …

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WH Would Welcome Trump Push For COVID Vaccine

The Hill report: The Biden administration would welcome former President Trump getting more involved in vaccine outreach efforts, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday, but she signaled there would be no formal invitation for Trump to do so. “If former President Trump woke up tomorrow and wanted to be more vocal about the safety and efficacy of the …

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WH: No, Biden’s Name Won’t Be On Your Relief Checks

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that President Biden’s name will not appear on stimulus checks that will be sent to many Americans after the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill is passed. The decision represents a break with the previous administration, as former President Trump’s name appeared on stimulus checks sent by the Internal Revenue …

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WH Supports “Review” Of Accusations Against Cuomo

Politico reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday said President Joe Biden supports an “independent review” of the sexual harassment accusations leveled against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week by a pair of former aides — adding that it was personally difficult for her to read the latest account of alleged misconduct by the governor. Speaking on …

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Biden Admin Sending Emergency Generators To Texas

The Washington Post reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the Biden administration is supplying emergency power generators to Texas and is prepared to move diesel to the state, where about 3 million people remain in the dark amid a barrage of winter storms that have overwhelmed the electric grid. At a daily press briefing, Psaki said …

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WH Declines Comment On Possible Trump Prosecution

The Washington Post reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki deflected questions Tuesday about whether Trump should face criminal prosecution related to the Jan. 6 takeover of the Capitol by his supporters, saying such decisions would be made on the federal level by the Justice Department without White House input. “I am not going to speculate on criminal prosecution from …

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WH: Trump Hasn’t Even Asked For Intel Briefings

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday indicated former President Trump hasn’t asked for an intelligence briefing days after President Biden said he didn’t think his predecessor should receive one. Psaki said intelligence officials will make any decision on whether former President Trump will receive intelligence briefings. Asked to clarify, Psaki later said that she was …

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Biden To Resume Weekly Presidential Address

The Washington Post reports: Biden will resume a weekly address to the American people, a tradition that withered under President Donald Trump. The first episode comes out Saturday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. But unlike predecessors who delivered recorded speeches, Biden’s address will take many forms, Psaki said, with some having more of a conversational podcast feel. The …

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