Psaki Orders Press Look The Other Way After Biden's Viral Video Shows Him Maskless
White House Press Sec Jen Psaki basically ordered the press to look the other way after a viral video dropped showing the Bidens enjoying a maskless evening in Washington DC. When Fox News's Peter Doocy asked Psaki to explain how Biden can ignore his own orders. The Press Sec ordered the press to not 'focus on the moments'.
The lying Press Sec also tried to dismiss the video claiming it was a simple photo of the pair leaving the restaurant. The footage shows the Bidens parading around a DC restaurant which contradicts Psaki's claims.
Plus, it was a video, so...
"There is a mask requirement inside D.C. restaurants," Doocy said, "yet President Biden and the first lady were not wearing masks while walking around a D.C. restaurant on Saturday. Why?"
Psaki responded by incorrectly claiming the controversy centered around a photo, not a video, and she said the Bidens were walking out of the restaurant, not through it.
"Well, I think what we are referring to is a photo of them walking out of a restaurant after they had eaten, masks in hand, where they had not had put them back on yet," Psaki said.
Every American deserves an answer from @JoeBiden directly explaining why he thinks is allowed to break rules that he demands others to follow.
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"So I would say, of course, there are moments when we all don't put masks back on as quickly as we should," she continued. "But I don't think we should lose the forest through the trees here in that our objective here is to get more people vaccinated, make sure that that schools and companies around the country can put in place requirements to save more lives and keep people safer and not overly focus on moments in time that don't reflect overarching policy."
Doocy didn't give up, saying the Bidens were clearly filmed walking through the restaurant, indoors, without masks on, but Psaki refused to explain it any further and cut his time short.
"There is a caveat for people under 2 or people who are actively eating or drinking," Doocy said. "So I'm just curious why the president was doing this."
"I think I just addressed it, Peter," Psaki responded.
Jen Psaki defends Joe Biden violating the DC mask mandate:
"There are moments when we all don't put masks back on as quickly as we should."
She says that it's important to "not overly focus on moments in time that don't reflect overarching policy." pic.twitter.com/wE86fhxint
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I don't think anyone expects Psaki to be remotely transparent in any of her explanations but this was just blatant lying followed with a pinch of passive intemidation—In my opinion.
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