The press secretary at the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, provided an unofficial one-word response to a reporter’s combative query about whether President Joe Biden was “corrupt.”
John Kirby, National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications, accompanied Ms. Jean-Pierre at the White House press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
Steven Nelson of the New York Post asked one final question, asking Mr. Kirby how the White House responds to “the majority of Americans” who believe that President Joe Biden is “corrupt.”
After posing the question, Ms. Jean-Pierre could be heard answering “Jesus” off-camera. However, Ms. Jean-Pierre’s comment was not included in the official transcript of the press conference.
Mr. Nelson began his speech by citing a number of recent negative reports about Mr. Biden, including investigations into his and the Biden family’s businesses and surveys indicating that the majority of Americans believe Mr. Biden was involved in his son’s international controversy.
“53% of the public — including a fourth of Democrats — believe ‘Joe Biden was involved with his son in an illegal influence peddling scheme’. What do you say to the majority of Americans who believe that the President himself is corrupt?”
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“There’s, of course, evidence that the president interacted with his relative’s associates from China, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine,” Mr Nelson added to his list of negative stories.
He then asked: “So what do you say to the majority of Americans who believe that the president is himself corrupt?”
The combative query rendered Mr. Kirby and Ms. Jean-Pierre momentarily speechless.
The White House Press Secretary could be heard responding with, “Jesus” while Mr Kirby responded, “Wow”.
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