There are a whole passel of subjects that Psaki and Biden don’t want to have to answer for with the press, and mostly the press are happy to comply. When Peter Doocy of Fox News asks one of those forbidden topics the other members of the press corps don’t say much, but their networks and papers have herds of cows about it.
One of the things Biden REALLY doesn’t want to talk about is China, because he’s weak on it and because he’s afraid of it and because it could lead to that other subject he really REALLY doesn’t want to talk about it: his deadbeat scam artist druggie loser son Hunter.
So when China came up at the briefing, thanks to Doocy, Psaki did herself a quick two step to get out of saying “Wuhan strain” like Fauci did.
New York Post writes:
“It’s been more than two weeks since President Biden had a call with [Chinese President] Xi [Jinping],” Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy began during the regular briefing, “and on that call, we know that he did not press him to help with the COVID origins investigation because you said that Xi just understands he’s supposed to be transparent.
“So in the two-plus weeks since, has he helped and been transparent?” Doocy asked.
“I don’t believe that’s exactly what I said,” Psaki responded. “I believe what I said is that we have pressed for this repeatedly, we will continue to and we’ll continue to do that at a range of levels. I don’t unfortunately have any updates on the participation or willingness of the Chinese to add and provide additional data.”
At that point, Psaki turned to Biden administration efforts to address smash-and-grab looting by large groups of people, which has particularly impacted Los Angeles and San Francisco.
“Can I provide one other update to you since you asked me about crime yesterday and had a little more information for you?” she asked.
What’s really funny is that at the end of the convo Psaki is all snotty like “I look forward to seeing that on Fox News” and he had to break it to her that they were seeing it on Fox RIGHT THEN.
Psaki is a clown. Is there anyone in the administration who is NOT a clown? I haven’t seen one yet.