Peter Doocy asked Jen Psaki about Biden suggesting that Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacy and the press secretary spoke about how armed guards should not corrupt peaceful protests.
Psaki: I’m not going to talk about an ongoing trial. What I can repeat to you is the President’s view that we should not (broadly speaking) have guards patrolling our communities with assault weapons. We must not have opportunists who corrupt peaceful protests through riots pic.twitter.com/A30PNX2IsF
– Acyn (@Acyn) 15 November 2021
So Peter, I’m not going to talk to you about anything about an ongoing trial or the president’s previous comments.. What I can repeat to you is the President’s view that we should not, broadly speaking, have vigilantes patrolling our communities with assault weapons. We must not have opportunists who corrupt peaceful protests by rioting and burning down the communities they claim to represent anywhere in the country.
Doocy kept trying to drag the White House to comment on an ongoing case, but Psaki refused to take the bait. Fox News wanted Psaki Kyle Rittenhouse to torture them, and also to give Rittenhouse grounds for an appeal if convicted.
Unlike Trump, Biden and his administration are not going to abuse the presidential platform to interfere with ongoing investigations and legal proceedings.
Jen Psaki gave Fox News and the right wing the track they do not want to play. Fox viewers do not want to think of Rittenhouse as a vigilante who corrupted a peaceful demonstration and killed people.
Psaki, press secretary, knows who to use the opening that Doocy’s questions give her to tell Fox News viewers what the network does not want them to hear.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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