Newsmax Reporter Gets Psaki Bombed for Demanding Joe Biden Fire Black Ambassador
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki torpedoed Newsmax White House Correspondent Emerald Robinson on Friday after Robinson suggested that President Joe Biden should fire United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield for acknowledging that institutional racism is ingrained in American culture.
Thomas-Greenfield “essentially said that white supremacy is woven into our founding documents and principles,” Robinson whined.
That, of course, is true.
Thomas-Greenfield’s “statement is getting widely criticized as essentially parroting Chinese Communist Party talking points,” Robinon complained. “So is the President going to remove her from her position as the representative before that body to promote United States values?”
Psaki’s reply was perfect.
“Is the President going to remove an African-American woman with decades of experience in the Foreign Service who is widely respected around the world from her position as Ambassador to the UN? He is not. He is proud to have her in that position,” Psaki quipped.
Thomas-Greenfield “is not only qualified,” Psaki continued, adding that Biden “believes she is exactly the right person in that role at this moment in time. I have not seen her comments. I will say that there’s no question that there has been a history of institutional racism in this country, and that doesn’t require the UN ambassador to confirm that.”
Nevertheless, Robinson was relentless, claiming that Thomas-Greenfield was parroting “essentially the same lecture though that the Chinese delegation gave Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken in Alaska last month. So does the President think our founding documents are racist?”
Psaki, unfazed, shut it down.
“I would say that, I will, I will leave my comments to speak for themselves, and certainly I think most people recognize the history of systemic racism in our country, and she was speaking to that,” she said.
Watch below via Vox‘s Aaron Rupar:
"Is POTUS going to remove an African American woman w/ decades of experience in the foreign service who's widely respected around the world from her position as ambassador to the UN? He's not" — Jen Psaki wasn't having a question about if Biden will fire Linda Thomas-Greenfield pic.twitter.com/VZOHKJDkOX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 16, 2021