Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy’s tendency to ask “gotcha” questions at White House briefings earned him another smackdown by Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Trying to deliver some red meat to Fox News audiences, Doocy asked Psaki about the mask mandates on planes and the recent ruling by a Florida conservative judge to eliminate the mask mandate while traveling, and demanded to know why the White House doesn’t need to have masks on while masks are necessary on a plane.
“Well, Peter, I’m not a doctor and you’re not a doctor, that I’m aware of,” Psaki said. “If you’re a doctor I wasn’t aware of that until today.”
“I’m not,” Doocy conceded.
“Ok, well, not a doctor. Just making sure. I don’t know,” Psaki said as reporters laughed and piled on.
“Or do you play one on TV?” the reporter to Doocy’s right asked.
“Nor does he play one on TV. Most days,” Psaki said before explaining how the masking guidance works with the color-coded system “green, yellow and red.” Washington, D.C. is in a green zone.
Watch the exchange in the video below:
For the second time in recent weeks, Jen Psaki explains CDC guidance to Peter Doocy like he's a child pic.twitter.com/W8okaDIqgJ
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