Things got a little uncomfortable during Thursday’s White House press briefing as press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre mixed it up with a rowdy room full of reporters.
According to Fox News, “[t]he incident occurred in the final minutes of the briefing as Jean-Pierre was attempting to allow another reporter to ask a final question. The frustrated reporter erupted, shouting her own questions over Jean-Pierre’s protests.”
“I was supposed to go to Chris in the back and I skipped him, so I’m gonna go back to him,” the press secretary said, prompting the shouts.
“I’ve been asking you a question for a long time,” the second reporter said as the first attempted to begin his question. KJP cut her off, telling her “You’re not being respectful.”
“Go ahead,” she added, gesturing toward the reporter she called on.
After the reporter persisted, KJP told her to, “Respect your colleagues. Respect your colleagues,” then pivoted back to another reporter. “I’m sorry, Chris, you’re going to have to start from the beginning because there was some disrespect happening.”
From Fox News:
Several members of the pool complained in July that Jean-Pierre has a tendency to give non-answers or say outright that the White House has no comment on the news of the day.
“She is poorly received as she isn’t taking time to answer questions or banter with reporters on the issues of the day,” one White House reporter said at the time. “A press secretary has to share some information, kind of a give and take, but she just doesn’t appear willing to do that yet… Too often, she is telling reporters that she ‘has nothing from the podium’ to say, which is a waste of everyone’s time.”
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