Psaki has Graduated To Throwing Blame On The Leaders Of Other Countries

Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, has started trying to throw the blame on Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, over Old Uncle Joe’s complete refusal to take any questions at all yesterday while the two leaders were meeting together in the Oval Office.

The press poll of the White House sent in a formal complaint targeting Biden yesterday after he straight up refused to take any questions from the American reporters which came up after Johnson took questions from various British reporters.

A CBS News reporter, Ed O’Keefe questioned Psaki as to what her understanding was concerning why “the British Prime Minister in the American Oval Office called on British reporter, and then when American reporters tried to call on the American president, we were escorted out.”

In response, Psaki stated, “Well, I think in that circumstance, and I think our relationship with the United Kingdom and with Prime Minister Johnson is so strong and abiding we will be able to move forward beyond this but he called on individuals from his press corps without alerting us to that intention in advance.”

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“[President] Biden and British PM [Boris Johnson] meet to discuss pandemic, trade and other issues,” stated O’Keefe via social media yesterday. “Johnson took 3 questions. White House aides shouted down U.S. attempts to ask questions. I asked Biden about southern border and we couldn’t decipher what he said.”

Steven Portnoy, the White House Correspondents’ Association President, put out a statement that he filed a formal complaint to Psaki in response to the incident.

“The entire editorial component of the U.S. pool went immediately into Jen Psaki’s office to register a formal complaint that no American reporters were recognized for questions in the president’s Oval Office and that wranglers loudly shouted over the president as he seemed to give an answer to Ed O’Keefe’s question about the situation at the Southern Border,” read the statement. “Biden’s answer could not be heard over the shouting.”

“Psaki was unaware that the incident had occurred, and suggested that she was not in a position to offer an immediate solution,” it continued.

“Worth noting that Biden ran for office promising to restore democracy after 4 years of Trump,” responded Ashley Parker with the Washington Post. “But today it was the British leader, NOT the American one, who spotlighted a key tenet of a flourishing democracy — respect for a free press — by taking questions from his press corps.”

Transcript:

ED O’KEEFE, CBS NEWS: And what is your understanding of what transpired in the Oval Office yesterday when we were all in there trying to hear from the President and the Prime Minister?

JEN PSAKI, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Which aspects?

O’KEEFE: Well, the British Prime Minister in the American Oval Office called on British reporter, and then when American reporters tried to call on the American president, we were escorted out, let’s put it that way. 

PSAKI: Well, I think in that circumstance, and I think our relationship with the United Kingdom and with Prime Minister Johnson is so strong and abiding we will be able to move forward beyond this but he called on individuals from his press corps without alerting us to that intention in advance.

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