Peter Doocy tried to label former President Obama a super-spreader, but Jen Psaki thwarted his plan.
Peter Doocy tried to label President Obama a super spreader, and Jen Psaki replied, "I know the former president is a huge advocate of vaccination. Pic.twitter.com/luR9VtJOr2
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Doocy asked, “Okay, just because of COVID Security, is President Obama the right example for how dangerous covid is host a birthday party with Hundreds of people this week? "
Psaki replied, "Well, I certainly would refer you to the team that is to work for my former boss give you more specific information about what the Protocols are available. I would first note that earlier President Obama was a huge one Advocates of individuals vaccinated. The CDC has provided guidance for interiors or high ours Substantially high zones of Covid Cases. This event, according to the public Coverage, is outdoors and in a temperate zone. There are also tests Requirements and next steps they take, i'm sure of that they can sketch in for you More details. "
Doocy tried again: "But are there any concerns just because you said here And you had people saying about the last couple of days, Vaccinated people can still spreads this delta variant around. So is there any concern that this President obama birthday party could a. become great Spreader event? "
Psaki put it down again: “I think Peter, the leadership it's about what steps people can take take when they are in public Settings, interior settings the instructions were special keep yourself and others sure about what protocols they take, i would refer to them and meI am sure you could give more details. "
Doocy was really really trying to make this a thing: "That last one, folks, those watch this at home and Seeing President Obama can have a party with some of – several A hundred people, can they do that? now? "
Psaki pointed out that Obama is a big supporter of vaccination and the guidelines Public Health Guidelines That I know the former president is a big advocate of getting vaccinated, after Public Health Guidance Experts would argue for it also himself. "
The right is trying to turn Obama into the super spreader instead of Trump
Trump held weekly and sometimes daily super-spreader events when he was at the White House. Herman Cain attended his rally in Tulsa and died of COVID. Trump continues to ignore safety guidelines and is the only former president not to speak out loudly about the vaccine.
The right wants Obama to be the superspreader Trump still is, but Barack Obama's birthday party will have more security protocols than any Trump event. Remember, Trump relied on the rapid COVID testing devices even after they were found not to work.
The pandemic belongs to Donald Trump, and Jen Psaki didn't want Peter Doocy to spread right-wing propaganda and rewrite history.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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