(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) In her inaugural stand behind the podium, White House mouthpiece and avowed insurrectionist Karine Jean-Pierre was quick to play a preemptive race card in picking up the gauntlet for any spinning and obfuscating to come.
“I am obviously acutely aware that my presence at this podium represents a few firsts,” Jean-Pierre said to kick off of her press briefing.
“I am a black gay immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position.”
When asked about her boss’ disparate reactions to a black supremacist killing spree in Waukesha, which President Joe Biden shamelessly sidelined, and an alleged white supremacist mass shooting in Buffalo, which Biden is using for political gain, Jean-Pierre dodged without missing a beat.
“He’s visited many communities,” she said of the president, the Daily Mail reported.
Peter Doocy asks Karine Jean-Pierre why Biden is going to visit Buffalo but he didn’t visit Waukesha:
“I mean, he’s visited many communities.” pic.twitter.com/3qE6uaEgBI
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 16, 2022
Jean-Piere also proved adept at not overtly blaming Fox News, Tucker Carlson or conservatives for the mass shooting, while blaming Fox News, Tucker Carlson and conservatives.
“It doesn’t matter who they are – who spews this type of hate, hatred,” she said.
“We’re going to call out, we’re going to condemn that. I’m not going to get into a back and forth on names.”
Because the Biden administration’s response is not a political response, Jean-Pierre assured.
“We’re not going to get into politics here about this,” she said.
“We must reject hatred and extreme ideologies that seek to divide Americans wherever we find it in society,” she said, apparently not in reference to the rad-left’s intense desire to inflame racial division whenever it’s politically convenient.
“It is antithetical to who we are as a country,” she said.
Jean-Pierre rolled out more leftist tripe trying to defend Biden’s inflation-fighting failures, blaming everything and everyone from climate change to wealthy CEOs. Her exchange with Fox News’ Peter Doocy was particularly notable.
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
“How does raising taxes on corporations reduce inflation?” Doocy asked, referencing a recent post on Biden’s Twitter account that stated, “You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.”
Flailing from the start, Jean-Pierre scrambled, asking, “Um, so … are you talking about a specific tweet?”
After receiving clarification that, indeed, it was a specific tweet, Jean-Pierre sunk deeper into her own spinning whirlpool of talking points.
“Look you know, we have talked about this, we have talked about this, this past year, about making sure that the wealthiest among us are paying their fair share,” she stammered.
“And that is important to do and it is something that the president has been working on every day, when we talk about inflation and lowering cost.”
“So it is very important as we are seeing costs rise, as we are talking about how to, you know, build an America that is safe, that’s equal for everyone and doesn’t leave everyone behind, that is an important part as well,” she tried to explain.
When pressed on how raising taxes on corporations lowers the crippling cost consumers are paying, Jean-Pierre continued to trip over her own messaging.
“But look you know, it is … without having a fair tax code, which is what I am talking about, then, like manufacturer workers, cops, you know, it is not fair for them to have to pay higher taxes than the folks who are not paying taxes at all.”