White House Press Secretary Katrine Jean-Pierre was destroyed by critics for forgetting her place in the administration. This White House has the mentality that we all sever them when it’s supposed to be the other way around. KJP found herself getting blaster after she lost her cool and shouted down reporters.
After outgoing White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about the administration’s vaccine efforts, Daily Caller White House correspondent Diana Glebova attempted to ask a question regarding investigations into the origin of the coronavirus. Instead of answering, Jean-Pierre rebuked Glebova for being “disrespectful.”
“We have a process here. I’m not calling out on people who yell. And you’re being, you’re being, you’re being disrespectful to your colleagues, and you’re being disrespectful to our guest,” Jean-Pierre said. “I will not call on you if you yell, and also you’re taking time off the clock because Dr. Fauci has to leave in a couple of minutes.”
Other reporters defended Glebova’s questions which led to Jean-Pierre continuing to yell that she was “done” answering their questions.
Jean-Pierre’s cherry-picking and insults caught plenty of attention online as people took to Twitter to defend the White House correspondents:
“She’s utterly losing control of the press corps because the WH consistently spends an inordinate amount of time taking questions from the same 12 corporate reporters, day in and day out. It’s shameful. On the same day FOIA’s return Fauci’s early planning on the origins of covid,” The Daily Caller editor-in-chief Geoffrey Ingersoll wrote.
Glebova herself commented on the exchange from her Twitter account.
“I attempted to ask Fauci several times on what he personally did to demand answers into the origins of COVID-19. I always come with honest answers that Americans want to know. That’s why the White House refuses to call on me, and then calls ME ‘disrespectful,’” Glebova tweeted.
Political commentator Dave Rubin remarked, “What a condescending, smug, absolute embarrassment KJP is…”
"Simon, I'm done! Simon, I'm done. Simon, I'm done with you right now!" pic.twitter.com/kRpO1sNcQX
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 22, 2022