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WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki Shuts Down Fox News Reporter Over ‘Gotcha’ Question



Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy tried to corner White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki with a “gotcha” question during Monday’s press briefing, but it didn’t go well for the Fox News reporter.

“President Trump was imposing travel restrictions in March specifically on China,” Doocy said, beginning his question. “Then-candidate Biden called it ‘xenophobic’ and ‘fear-mongering.’ So, now-President Biden is putting travel restrictions on people coming in from other countries. What words would you use to describe this?” he asked.

That’s when Psaki responded with facts and in a calm manner.

“Well, I don’t think that’s quite a fair articulation,” Psaki replied. “The President has been clear that he felt the Muslim ban was xenophobic; he overturned the Muslim ban. He also though has supported, and he himself – even before we did, I should say even before he was inaugurated – steps, travel restrictions in order to keep the American people safe, to ensure that we are getting the pandemic under control, that’s been part of his policy, but he was critical of the former president for having a policy that was not more comprehensive than travel restrictions, and he conveyed at the time and, more recently, the importance of having a multifaceted approach, mask wearing, vaccine distribution, funding in order to get 100 million shots in the arms of Americans in the first 100 days, not just travel restrictions.”

Take a look at the exchange below:

Some people on Twitter responded to the exchange and called Doocy over his question:

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