Biden's Incoming Press Secretary Called Fox News Racist, Said 2016 Election 'Stolen'
President Joe Biden’s incoming White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called Fox News “racist” and said the 2016 election former President Donald Trump won was stolen.
On March 15, 2020, Jean-Pierre shared a clip on Twitter from an appearance she made on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” during which she accused Fox News of racism.
According to a transcript of the episode, the context of the remark was in reference to Fox News host Tucker Carlson and others like then-President Donald Trump referring to the COVID-19 as the Chinese virus.
Biden’s new Press Secretary:
– 2018 GA gubernatorial election was stolen
– 2016 presidential election was stolen
– AIPAC is racist
– Fox News is racist
Good stuff from the person who will speak on behalf of a president who vowed to heal & restore our nation’s soul! https://t.co/rkMBXQeEhI
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 10, 2022
In the clip, Jean-Pierre said, “[Fox News] was racist before coronavirus. They are racist during the coronavirus. Fox News will be racist after the coronavirus. So there is nothing new here. I think the difference is they are all-in on being state TV for Donald Trump, and so they will continue to give the misinformation.”
“Fox News was racist before #coronavirus, they are racist during coronavirus, and Fox News will be racist after the coronavirus” @JoyAnnReid #AMJoy #MSNBC #SundayMorning pic.twitter.com/0oOQWqkSE8
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) March 15, 2020
“The danger is, so yes, you have Asian Americans right now whose lives are seriously in danger,” she continued.
“And, you have their own viewers who can now, the ones who are 60 and older who are watching, this is a health crisis that we’re in, this is a global pandemic, as the [World Health Organization] have said, and they’re putting their lives in danger.”
Jean-Pierre concluded, “What they’re putting out there is going to hurt people and not help them.”
The Democrat is currently deputy White House press secretary under Jen Psaki, who is leaving her role as press secretary on Friday to work for MSNBC.
Prior to coming to the White House, Jean-Pierre worked on the Biden presidential campaign and at the time of the MSNBC interview was a senior advisor to the liberal activist group MoveOn.org, according to Fox News.
In 2016, following the election of Trump as president and while with MoveOn.org, she tweeted: “the race was stolen.”
Further, Jean-Pierre wrote about Trump, “Not only is he petulant dotard but also a deplorable illegitimate president.”
New White House Press Secretary @K_JeanPierre spread conspiracy theories about multiple stolen elections and falsely claimed President Trump was an “illegitimate president” pic.twitter.com/LpwKzDHgzh
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) May 9, 2022
Biden and other Democrats and members of the media have been highly critical of Trump and his supporters for questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 election.
They have called those who have raised doubts purveyors of the “big lie.”