Press Sec Issues Statement After Criticism


White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tried to do some damage control after she stuck her foot in her mouth, getting backlash from both sides of the political spectrum.

KJP was criticized for blowing off concerns about the increase of anti-Semitism in the United States and focusing on hate crimes against Muslims.

“To be clear: the President and our team are very concerned about a rise in antisemitism, especially after the horrific Hamas terrorist attack in Israel,” she said. “That’s why the President mobilized his homeland security team to address any potential threats that could harm Jewish communities, as well as Muslim, Arab American, and Palestinian American communities.”

Critics were not impressed with her answer.

“Weird how you didn’t say that when asked directly,” Megyn Kelly said.

“To be clear: it did not seem that you or the president are very concerned at all about the rise in Jew hatred. Say it from the podium, don’t take to your twitter account,” Karol Markowicz added.

The backlash started after a October 23, 2023 press briefing when KJP was asked about the rise of anti-Semtic rhetoric and demonstrations at college campuses.

“We have not seen any credible threats,” she said. “But look, Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have endured a disproportionate number of hate-fueled attacks.”