White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made a complete and total fool of herself while attempting to fix one of the responses she made on Monday during a press conference that led to her getting a tongue lashing from folks on both sides of the aisle. There’s nothing quite as entertaining as watching a leftist like KJP fumble the ball, attempt a recovery, and then fall flat on her proverbial face. Strangely satisfying. Like watching videos of people cutting kinetic sand with a plastic knife on YouTube.
Don’t look at me like I’m weird, you do it too.
Anyway, according to the Daily Wire, KJP replied to some of the criticisms she received — the biggest one was that she blew off concerns about a potential spike in anti-Semitism here in the U.S. as a result of the terrorist attacks in Israel, focusing instead on hate crimes against Islamists– for her answer in a post published on X.
“To be clear: the President and our team are very concerned about a rise in antisemitism, especially after the horrific Hamas terrorist attack in Israel,” the White House Press Secretary said. “That’s why the President mobilized his homeland security team to address any potential threats that could harm Jewish communities, as well as Muslim, Arab American, and Palestinian American communities.”
To be clear: the President and our team are very concerned about a rise in antisemitism, especially after the horrific Hamas terrorist attack in Israel. https://t.co/oMeFDmZK66
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) October 23, 2023
Yeah, that recovery attempt didn’t really turn out how she hoped it would. Lots of folks took to the social media platform to shred KJP a second time, including former Fox News host and current podcaster Megyn Kelly.
“Weird how you didn’t say that when asked directly,” Megyn Kelly wrote.
“To be clear: it did not seem that you or the president are very concerned at all about the rise in Jew hatred. Say it from the podium, don’t take to your twitter account,” Karol Markowicz went on to say.
To be clear: it did not seem that you or the president are very concerned at all about the rise in Jew hatred. Say it from the podium, don't take to your twitter account. https://t.co/C7uUB2sRe5
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) October 24, 2023
Hey, let’s pause this for a second and reflect on an inconvenient truth that Biden and his ilk on the left would probably like to forget right now. Remember when the coronavirus pandemic broke out and there was a supposed increase in attacks on Asian people? Democrats were super hyped and pumped to fight against this obvious injustice. I mean, in places where that sort of thing was happening it was definitely worthy of standing up against. That’s not the problem.
The problem is the inconsistency.
If you’re going to take a principled stand against hate crimes, and if you are a moral person, you should, then you have to be consistent across the board in application. The left, including KJP and the president, should be coming out hard against all of the anti-Semitism that is now popping up all over the place in the wake of the terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas.
Why in the world does the radical left kiss the backside of the Islamic religion so hard, especially in light of our history with radicals from that religion? Remember 9/11 anyone? I’m not saying we pretend like there isn’t hate crimes against those people, especially during a conflict like this, because that would be inconsistent. I’m saying, the left has shown time and time again in recent years that they are catering and pandering to those who belong to the Islamic faith while seemingly persecuting Jews and Christians.
Why is that? I think it’s a question that deserves an answer.
“The White House always says ‘to be clear’ right when they’re in the middle of wildly confusing us,” Kate Hyde said in response to KJP.
“When pressed on Monday about the rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric and demonstrations — on American college campuses and elsewhere — and whether the White House was concerned about the threat of anti-Semitic violence, Jean-Pierre pivoted almost immediately to address anti-Muslim hate instead,” the Daily Wire reported.
“We have not seen any credible threats,” she replied, discussing the potential for Jews here in America to be targeted for hate crimes. “But look, Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have endured a disproportionate number of hate-fueled attacks.”
"What is [Biden's] level of concern right now about a potential rise of antisemitism?"
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: "Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have endured a disproportionate number of hate-fueled attacks" pic.twitter.com/q1WYkpbKmn
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 23, 2023
Ari Fleischer, a former White House Press Secretary, also pushed back against Jean-Pierre saying, “This is the most tone-deaf answer ever. The question was about anti-Semitism and KJP talks about threats to Muslim Americans. I guess the fact that Jews are attacked doesn’t register with her.”
“What a weak answer. And why are you looking in the book? What’s the approved answer? The simple answer is yes, you are concerned about the rise of antisemitism. Of course we are also worried about hatred against Muslim Americans. Must do better,” Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a Florida Democrat said.
What a weak answer. And why are you looking in the book? What’s the approved answer? The simple answer is yes, you are concerned about the rise of antisemitism. Of course we are also worried about hatred against Muslim Americans. Must do better. https://t.co/RdYhPTFpHa
— Jared Moskowitz 🟧 (@JaredEMoskowitz) October 23, 2023