Douglas Andrews / May 12, 2022

Meet the New Flack, Worse Than the Old Flack?

Joe Biden’s new press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, brings plenty of snark and race-baiting baggage to the job.

Remember MoveOn.org, that bunch of hard-left losers who formed up specifically to oppose Bill Clinton’s impeachment but hypocritically demanded Donald Trump’s impeachment? The group that shamefully accused General David Petraeus of betraying his country? Well, Joe Biden’s choice to replace outgoing flack Jen Psaki as White House press secretary used to work for them.

Her name is Karine Jean-Pierre, and during a 2018 appearance on MSNBC’s laughably misnamed “AM Joy” — hosted by that most mirthless of race-baiters, Joy Reid — Jean-Pierre reacted to then-President Trump’s reported “sh*thole” remarks by sneering, “We have a racist president in the White House who really pushes his racism like a peacock,” and who “wants to put a sign on the Statue of Liberty and say, ‘Whites only.’”

Sacré bleu! During that now-notorious discussion on immigration, Trump was apparently referring to Haiti, along with El Salvador and African countries. And since Jean-Pierre is of Haitian ancestry, perhaps she was merely standing up for the Caribbean nation of her heritage, which also happens to be the poorest and most consistently corrupt state in the Western Hemisphere. Sh*thole? We’ll let you decide.

Still, it seems Jean-Pierre’s contempt isn’t limited to Orange Man Bad. In fact, she’s quite fond of playing the race card in big batches. More recently, she described Fox News as a “racist” network.

Said Jean-Pierre: “Fox News was racist before coronavirus, they are racist during the coronavirus, Fox News will be racist after the coronavirus.” We wonder how this sets with the network’s minority talent, which includes the wildly popular Dan Bongino, award-winning host Harris Faulkner, reporter and host Kevin Corke, and up-and-comer Lawrence Jones. “So there is nothing new here,” she continued. “I think the difference is they are all-in on being state TV for Donald Trump, and so they will continue to give misinformation.”

That’s an impressive three-fer, combining “racism,” “Donald Trump,” and “misinformation” into a single screed. In any case, Jean-Pierre must be quite proud of it, because her tweet is still up.

Jean-Pierre, though, sees racists and racism everywhere. If you don’t believe us, check out Tucker Carlson’s opening monologue from Tuesday. And if you’re pressed for time, skip ahead to the 8:00 mark, and watch the next two minutes. It’s a hoot.

Beyond her fixation with race, Jean-Pierre has claimed the 2016 presidential election was “stolen” from Hillary Clinton (it wasn’t), and that Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp “stole” the 2018 gubernatorial election from Stacey Abrams (he didn’t).

“Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election …..welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump,” she tweeted after Trump’s stunning-but-legit 2016 presidential win, repeating Hillary Clinton’s sore-loserly claims that Trump was illegitimately elected.

Next thing we know, Jean-Pierre will claim that Joe Biden got all 81 million of those votes on the up-and-up. Where’s that Disinformation Czar when we need her?

“Karine not only brings the experience, talent, and integrity needed for this difficult job,” said Joe Biden, straight-faced, “but she will continue to lead the way in communicating about the work of the Biden-Harris administration on behalf of the American people.”

Yep, she seems a perfect fit for the president who said, “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect or talk down to someone, I promise you, I will fire you on the spot.”

Finally, and most importantly, Jean-Pierre hits the identity-politics trifecta: She’s a woman, she’s black, and, as evidenced by her marriage to CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, she’s also a lesbian. So that makes her — yes, yes, sound the trumpets — not only the first black White House press secretary but also the first openly gay one!

And in case you missed it, here’s Jen Psaki: “First, as you all know, she will be the first Black woman, the first out LGBTQ+ person to serve in this role.” And here’s MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross: “The first Black woman and out gay person to speak for the president.” And here’s MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle “The first Black woman, first openly gay person.” And here’s MSNBC’s Al Sharpton: “The first Black woman and LGBTQ person.” And on and on it went.

By the way, did we mention she was black and openly gay?

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