White House Correspondent Peter Doocy may very well force Jen Psaki to resign. I’m almost willing to bet if this latest back-and-forth between Doocy and the White House Press Secretary had continued, Psaki would have cracked.
In their latest exchange, Doocy set Psaki up for failure. Every question he asked Psaki he already knew the answers to. It was a skillful exchange where Doocy gave Psaki just enough rope to hang herself.
It’s clear that Doocy expected to do what she does best, and lie, so he staged his questions to humiliate her. He began by asking how many Haitians were being dumped in the United States by the Biden administration. Psaki tried to brush Doocy’s question off and refer him over to the DHS chief. That’s when Doocy went in for the kill:
Doocy: “You’re telling us that the DHS chief has the most recent numbers about how many of these Haitians under the bridge have been sent back and how many have been released into the U.S. The DHS chief is telling us that he doesn’t know. So, who else can we ask?”
MS. PSAKI: “You can certainly ask the Department of Homeland Security. I am confident, Peter —
Doocy: “The chief says he doesn’t know.”
MS. PSAKI: “I am confident he wanted to have the most up-to-date numbers, and we will venture to get you those, I promise you, this afternoon.”
Doocy: “Is this an issue of not knowing, or is this an issue of a lot more people are being released into the U.S. than are being sent out?”
MS. PSAKI: “That is certainly not the issue. First, I think it’s important to reiterate what I conveyed earlier about what the actual process is: Individuals are expelled under Title 42. If they can’t be expelled under Title 42, they are put into a removal process. If they’re put into a removal process, they’re either transported to an ICE facility or released with a legal document. That legal document includes fingerprints, photos, phone numbers, an address in the United States, and a background check. That’s the process that transpires. That’s a part of our immigration process, regardless of where you’re coming from.”
Doocy: “And just because you keep using Title 42 to defend this administration’s immigration policies: That is a Trump-era regulation. You guys came in saying that the Trump-era immigration policy was very inhumane.”
MS. PSAKI: “Title 42 is not an immigration policy; it is a — it is a health authority because we’re in the middle of a pandemic. The Trump administration’s approach to immigration was inhumane and was immoral. That’s why we need to put a new policy in place, and we need Congress to pass that policy.”
Doocy went on to ask Psaki how many times Biden has visited the border. The snarky WH Press Sec sarcastically asked ‘in his lifetime?’ and again didn’t know the answer. But Doocy did and he was all too happy to fill in the oblivious Psaki.
Never, Biden has never been to the border…
Psaki tried to call Trump’s policies inhumane so, I have to have to ask…
What’s more inhumane? Forcing people to stay in Mexico while they go through proper channels to obtain legal citizenship—Or the current humanitarian dumpster fire Biden has caused?