On Monday, Karine Jean-Pierre held her first press briefing as America’s new spokeswoman, and she exploded into a word blob over two simple inquiries.
“I’m a black, gay, immigrant woman. I am the first of all three of those to keep this position,” Jean-Pierre informed the media Monday. No one cares about any of that. What we are mostly interested in is “qualified,” and we are still deciding on that particular quality.
Last week, Joe Biden released a ridiculous tweet claiming (falsely) that raising company taxes lowers inflation. It was such a hilarious non-sequitur and blatant piece of disinfo that Jeff Bezos, the former CEO of Amazon, pointed and laughed at it.
You would think our new media secretary, who hasn’t handled a single news conference since taking office, would have been prepared to respond to this question from Fox’s Peter Doocy: “How does increasing taxes on corporations reduce the cost of gasoline, used cars, food, and other goods for ordinary Americans?”
Jean-Pierre’s reaction was so distressing that it might be best to break it down into smaller parts…
Peter Doocy just completely STUMPED Psaki's replacement on her first day
This is so embarrassing. She's DONE. pic.twitter.com/Ifuv4aGg0H
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) May 16, 2022
In defense of Miss Cherry Blossom, there was no way to respond to Doocy’s inquiry. Raising taxes has little impact on inflation. In reality, raising taxes causes it to rise. If you tax corporations, they will pass those costs along in the form of higher prices (i.e., inflation) as the cost of doing business rises.
Despite this, Jean-Pierre should have been prepared for it and expected it. Of course not from any of the other suck-ups in the butt-kissing media, but at least from Doocy.
Anyway, Doocy gave up on it and went for another inquiry that ended in a meltdown for Miss Cherry Blossom…
DOOLEY: “Why is the President coming to Buffalo following a senseless crime, but he couldn’t come to Waukesha, where six were killed and 61 were wounded in an assault on a Christmas parade?”
JEAN-PIERRE: “I mean, he has visited many areas. Buffalo — he was— you know, he is able to go tomorrow to Buffalo, ah, ha, before his trip. That is something which was important for him. But he has visited many other communities. This is not — Buffalo is not the first town, sadly, that he has to go to due to a violent attack. So, you know, that is not the first one. So he’s visited many others, sadly.”