by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
You’d think every Biden White House press conference would be a home run because, despite the president being largely incoherent, the press corps is exceedingly friendly to Democrats. Nonetheless, there are no home runs for President Joe Biden’s new press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre. It seems everything she says is a swing and a miss.
That’s been the case since Jean-Pierre inherited her post from her predecessor Jen Psaki, who left the White House spin team for the one over at MSNBC. But Monday was particularly bad for Jean-Pierre, who stuttered, lied, and fumbled her way through her massive binder to avoid saying what anyone with eyes knows: Everything is a disaster.
Perhaps most disastrous is the state of the American economy, and when Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked about it, a flustered Jean-Pierre parroted the tired “Putin price hike” defense.
She took the lie one step further and even said we’re seeing a “historic economic boom” thanks to the so-called American Rescue Plan.
“Didn’t it also lead to historic inflation?” Doocy asked, to which Jean-Pierre unconvincingly insisted, “No.”
Inflation has gotten so bad, even CNN has been forced to acknowledge it, however amicably. On Monday, Don Lemon asked Jean-Pierre whether “the Biden administration bear[s] some responsibility” for inflation, saying economists conclude that the American Rescue Plan did contribute to the spike.
“It has put us in a place where we can actually put us in a place where the American people feel can actually, we can take on inflation,” babbled Jean-Pierre in response. “In order to take this on, we’ve got to have, to be in a good historic economic place, which is where we are right now.”
Jean-Pierre also snapped at Lemon for asking about Biden’s “stamina, physically and mentally” to run again in 2024, just taken aback that Don would ask such a thing. …