White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dropped a big bomb during an interview that she did with David Axelrod on his podcast.
Turns out she’s planning on fleeing the sinking ship fairly soon.
According to Mediaite, Psaki told Axelrod that she would be leaving the Biden team soon during an hour long interview.
Psaki’s comments came during a conversation with host David Axelrod (with whom she worked during the Obama administration) that she is undaunted by the challenge and the responsibility (which she says she loves), but when she discussed the role with the Biden transition team, it was about serving roughly a one-year term. “I think it’s going to be time for somebody else to have this job, in a year from now or about a year from now,” she said.
Translation: take this job and shove it, I didn’t get how bad it would be to have to keep justifying this guy and his continuous gaffes.
Now Mediaite tries to help her out, claiming that only serving a year wasn’t “that out of the ordinary,” noting that the Trump Administration went through four press secretaries. But funny, how when that was happening, some in media attacked that as showing disarray.
When people left the Trump White House is was a scandal. I assume we'll see the same thing here? Jen Psaki leaving after only one year.https://t.co/8nBAEV9JPG
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) May 6, 2021
I’m thinking we won’t be seeing that kind of take anytime soon from the compliant media. As we reported yesterday, the White House reporters openly fell all over themselves praising her in a recent report, not even seeming to realize how much they were confessing they were failing at their alleged jobs to scrutinize her.
Meanwhile on the podcast, Psaki was literally confessing how they put off the reporters, how they didn’t want Biden taking questions from the press. “That is not something we recommend. In fact, a lot of times we say ‘don’t take questions,’” she said.
“We’re never going to satisfy the White House press corps and their desires for access. And I think there have been mistakes made in the past of trying to do that,” Psaki claimed in the interview. Ah, well, that explains why she doesn’t even try, just gives them “that’s a good question” followed by “I’ll circle back” or she’ll get back to them on that.
Psaki also said it was “maddening” that people asked about the border. Then she mocked the media that fell all over themselves to praise her.
“What percentage of the public is focused on the border?” she asked. “A much smaller percentage than who’s focused on the pandemic and the economy. So that may be maddening, but, you know, that’s what we try to do.”
Axelrod said the effort to get the Biden administration to describe the border crisis as a crisis was “sort of a game that drives you nuts” in Washington, DC.
“‘White House in crisis,’” Psaki replied, mocking cable news chyrons and headlines about the border.
“Our calculation on that front is one, this is cyclical, we’ve seen surges at the border, every time it happens, it’s bad, until we do something to address it over the long term with root causes, immigration reform, it’s going to keep happening,” she continued.
She again said it wasn’t a crisis, but a “challenge.”
Sorry, Jen, the facts and the people having to deal with it on the border, like your fellow Democrats Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), don’t agree. They’re demanding you do something and Biden is not listening.