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WATCH: “The Former President Suggested Injecting Poison” — Psaki’s Latest Doocy Shutdown

Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s briefings are becoming increasingly known as the event in which Fox News‘s Peter Doocy asks an absurd, half-formed ‘gotcha’ question and is quickly and efficiently shut down. Wednesday was no exception.

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 11: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House August 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki held a daily briefing to answer questions from members of the press. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In the clip below, Doocy tries to insinuate that vaccine hesitancy was caused by Joe Biden’s pre-election comments about trusting Donald Trump. Psaki informs him that the data doesn’t support that, points out that Biden has consistently encouraged people to trust science and medical experts, and reminds him that, at the time, Trump was pontificating about some treatments pretty far out of the mainstream. (In case it needs to be clarified for anyone, the ‘treatments’ Trump wondered about are not medical treatments and no one is advised to inject bleach or other cleaning products into their veins.)

Doocy tries again, saying that Biden had spoken of waiting until a vaccine is fully authorized. COVID-19 vaccines are predicted to receive full approval from the FDA in the next month, and are currently authorized for emergency use.

“The FDA works on the timelines of science,” Psaki responded. “At the same time, we’ve also seen tens of millions of people’s lives saved, who have gotten the vaccine. That data is clear across the country.”

For reference, here is Donald Trump, via the Telegraph, telling America in a live press briefing that perhaps hitting the body with a strong UV light or “doing something” with a disinfectant, “by injection inside, almost a cleaning, because you see, it gets in the lungs.”

As NPR reported at the time, Biden said in a Town Hall, “Let me be clear: I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. But I don’t trust Donald Trump, and at this moment the American people can’t either.”



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