Journalists, viewers and critics celebrated a return to normality on Wednesday as the brand new White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, delivered a briefing freed from lies, insults and boasts about crowd measurement.
Highlighting the significance of “bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room” in President Joe Biden’s administration, Psaki famous that “there will be times where we see things differently in this room … that’s OK. That’s part of our democracy, and rebuilding trust with the American people will be central to our focus in the press office and in the White House every single day.”
She was requested questions and answered them. She didn’t assault the press. She pledged every day briefings. All in all, it was a comparatively regular course of, but it surely stood in marked distinction to the scenes Americans have grown accustomed to over the previous 4 years from a rotating solid of press secretaries underneath former President Donald Trump. Some of his press secretaries went weeks or months with out holding a briefing.
Several folks contrasted Psaki’s debut with that of Sean Spicer, Trump’s first press secretary, who claimed falsely in his first official briefing that Trump had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.” Former senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended him by saying there have been “alternative facts.”
As some viewers commented Wednesday, if CJ Cregg ― the beloved press secretary character within the “West Wing” TV collection ― is trending on Twitter after your first briefing, you should be doing one thing proper.
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