Fox News host Chris Wallace gushed over Jen Psaki over the weekend, calling her “one of the best White House press secretaries ever.”
The Washington Examiner reported that Wallace praised Psaki for her response when she was pressed by Fox’s White House correspondent Peter Doocy about President Joe Biden’s claims that he had been to the border.
“Honestly, as somebody who’s spent six years in the White House, my immediate reaction was, ‘Those are two people at the top of their game,'” Wallace said. “I think that [Doocy] has become the Sam Donaldson of this White House press corps … and Jen Psaki, I think, is one of the best press secretaries ever,” Wallace said. “I don’t know that anything was particularly accomplished, but they both gave and got pretty good.”
Critics have argued that Psaki uses obfuscation and dishonesty in efforts to redirect reporters away from unflattering stories about President Joe Biden as his approval rating plummets. Back in July, emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act showed that Biden’s dog Major bit Secret Service agents every day for eight days, yet Psaki said there had been only one incident in which biting occurred.
“I know you do keep the dog in the news in the briefing room, so thank you for that,” Psaki said, as she refused to address a reporter’s claim that she had “misleading” account. “As we’ve stated previously, Major has had some challenges adjusting to life in the White House. He has been receiving additional training, as well as spending some time in Delaware, where the environment is more familiar to him, and he is more comfortable.”
During the botched withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, audio leaked between Biden and the president of Afghanistan that revealed early fears that the Afghan army would be defeated. This contradicted the Biden administration’s official stance that there was no indication the Taliban would take over the country as quickly as it did.
When confronted about this, Psaki said that she did not want to get into “diplomatic conversations” before repeating the administration’s stance that “our national security team and no one in Congress or, I would say, most people out in the public anticipated that the Taliban would be able to take over the country as quickly as they did.”
This is who Wallace claims is the best White House Press Secretary ever. No wonder he’s seen as one of the biggest hacks at Fox News.