First Black, Openly Gay Press Secretary Focuses on Her Labels on First Day
Karine Jean-Pierre is the first Black and first openly gay person to hold the position of White House press secretary.
In her first formal briefing:
“I am a Black, gay immigrant woman. The first of all three of those to hold this position… ”
Jean-Pierre replaces Jen Psaki, who is leaving her post in front of the press corps to join the fake-news industrial complex at MSNBC.
Proud to have worked with you ❤️
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) May 22, 2022
“You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share,” the president tweeted.
Reporter: “How does raising taxes on corporations lower the cost of gas, the cost of a used car, the cost of food, for everyday Americans?”
DOOCY: "The President's Twitter account posted the other day…How does raising taxes on corporations reduce inflation?"
KJP: "Um, so…Are you talking about a specific tweet?" pic.twitter.com/oHl0rGWEsY
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 16, 2022
Jean-Pierre: “So, look, I think we encourage those who have done very well — right? — especially those who care about climate change, to support a fairer tax — tax code that doesn’t change — that doesn’t charge manufacturers’ workers, cops, builders a higher percentage of their earnings; that the most fortunate people in our nation — and not let the — that stand in the way of reducing energy costs and fighting this existential problem, if you think about that as an example, and to support basic collective bargaining rights as well. Right? That’s also important. But look, it is — you know, by not — if — without having a fairer tax code, which is what I’m talking about, then all — every — like manufacturing workers, cops — you know, it’s not fair for them to have to pay higher taxes than the folks that — who are — who are — who are not paying taxes at all or barely have.”
SCOOP: @PentagonPresSec John Kirby is moving to the White House for a senior communications role. His exact title and responsibilities are still being determined, but he will be deeply involved in all White House comms and make appearances at briefing.https://t.co/BS93c4eNq0
— Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) May 19, 2022