During his time in office, Donald Trump had four different press secretaries. Sean Spicer didn’t last long after humiliating himself on day one after lying about Trump’s inauguration crowd. Stephanie Grisham never held a single presser. Kayleigh McEneny and Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent more time insulting reporters than answering questions.Jen Psaki, Joe Biden’s only press secretary thus far, has been a breath of fresh air. She is polite and professional with a small bit of snark. And this infuriates Republicans. During his CPAC speech on Thursday, Ted Cruz insulted Psaki and told people to boo her. Psaki, however, took the critique in stride.
Cruz said today, “Jen Psaki doesn’t get the Justin Trudeau treatment? You know, Peppermint Patty deserves some love. Jen Psaki from the White House podium said, ‘billionaires in Silicon Valley, please silence that Joe Rogan guy.'”
Cruz mentions Psaki then complains when the crowd doesn’t boo her pic.twitter.com/12ZP39oFAj
— Acyn (@Acyn) February 24, 2022
During her press conference, Psaki was asked about the comments. She responded, “Don’t tell him I like Peppermint Patty. So I’m not going to take that too offensively. Senator Cruz, I like Peppermint Patty. I’m a little tougher than that, but, there you go.”
Jen Psaki responds to Ted Cruz calling her “Peppermint Patty” at CPAC today. pic.twitter.com/l1gMsclckN
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) February 24, 2022
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.