“This is a living democracy”
Biden spokeswoman Saki resigns
05/14/2022, 04:17 am
She wanted to bring honesty, respect and courtesy back to the White House. Under Saki, US President Biden’s spokesman, the tone and nature of press briefings are changing after years of Trump. Now she hands over the first black woman to the post.
Farewell to the White House Briefing Room in Washington: After nearly 16 months as US President Joe Biden’s spokesperson, Jen Psaki answers questions from reporters for the last time. “I promised myself it wouldn’t be sentimental,” said the 43-year-old – who meanwhile was still battling with her emotions. Psaki was one of the prominent faces of the Democrat Biden administration. Along with previous deputy spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre, a black woman held a key position for the first time since Saki.
Saki’s departure was already evident in April. She herself did not comment on further career plans. According to media reports, however, he should switch to the liberal television station MSNBC. Psaki thanked US President and First Lady Jill Biden, his team and reporters. “You challenged me, you pushed me, you argued with me, and sometimes we disagreed,” she said. “This is living democracy.” The mother of two young children also thanked her husband.
Psaki further said that when he spoke to Biden about his future role after winning the election, it was about “bringing honesty, respect and courtesy back to the White House.” The weekday press conference was cut short between speakers of Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump. Trump described the critical media as “enemies of the people”. Along with Saki, the respectful behavior of journalists at regular press conferences and in the briefing rooms returned.
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