On November 29th, US president-elect Joe Biden released the list of who would take part in his senior communications team.
This notably sees the return of Jen Psaki, the unintentional meme mastermind. She will return as Joe Biden’s White House Press Secretary.
“Jennifer Psaki, a veteran Democratic spokeswoman, will be Biden’s White House press secretary, one of seven women who will fill the upper ranks of his administration’s communications staff. It is the first time all of the top aides tasked with speaking on behalf of an administration and shaping its message will be female,” as described by the Washington Post.
On Twitter, Psaki said she saw her job as trying to “rebuild trust of the American people” and noted that many of the women on the team, including herself, were also mothers of young children. She said she planned to “think outside of the box” about how to use the podium to make the Biden-Harris agenda more accessible to the public.
I can’t imagine a smarter, savvier, better human to partner with than @K_JeanPierre to rebuild trust of the American people, communicate the Biden-Harris agenda and make the work of the U.S. government more accessible to the people we will all serve.
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) November 29, 2020
While being part of the Presidential Administration back in the Barack Obama-era, she was notorious for her ridiculous statements.
She was (at various times) deputy press secretary of the White House and an official representative of the US State Department.
There are actual meme compilations of her talking nonsense in regard to Ukraine, Iraq, Iran, Russia and Belarus, among other topics.
Some of her most infamous and ridiculous claims are the following:
“And what that means is there are flows of gas, of natural gas I should say, that go through, from Western Europe through Ukraine to Russia, and we—or I’m sorry, the other way—from Russia through Ukraine to Western Europe.”
An avid expert in geography, she described Russia as sitting to the West of Europe and gas from West to East.
Another famous claim attributed to her is the following:
“In the event of a Belarusian invasion of Ukraine, the 6th US Fleet will immediately be deployed to the shores of Belarus.”
Notably, Belarus is entirely landlocked and has no shore, whatsoever.
She also had an entire meme term attributed to her “to Psak”, which SouthFront was one of the original proponents of the term – and it simply translates to “speaking nonsense” which appeared to be a frequent pastime of hers.
Regardless, newly-elected US President Joe Biden’s team has many familiar faces from the Barack Obama presidency, and it comes quite close to the claims of many that this will simply be Barack Obama’s third presidency, in a way.
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