Joe Biden’s new White House Press Secretary, Karine Jen-Pierre throws around accusations of racism pretty freely.
Of course, this is typical for many Democrats, but in her new role, Jen-Pierre is going to be expected to be somewhat more balanced and objective.
Will this come back to haunt her?
The New York Post reports:
Karine Jean-Pierre has frequent history of accusing things of being racist
Newly installed White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has a long history of accusing policies and political enemies of “racism,” a review of her social media and TV news appearances show.
The Post looked at Jean-Pierre’s tweets between 2015 and 2020 and found a staggering 57 instances where she accused people, policies, ideas, or words of being “racist.”
And Jean-Pierre accused people and ideas she was opposed to as “racist” at least 43 times in TV appearances too, according to video clipping service Grabien, whose available analysis spanned just the first two years of President Trump’s term in office.
Her target on both social media and TV was overwhelmingly Trump.
“If it walks like a racist, talks like a racist, acts like a racist, it is a racist and we have a racist president in the White House who really pushes his racism like a peacock,” she told a smirking panel on the MSNBC show “AM Joy” in 2018.
“Donald Trump is a RACIST!” she railed in a tweet from Jan 2018, echoing what became a common refrain from her during his presidency.
Check out this video:
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) May 14, 2022
It seems to be her go-to explanation for everything.
In re-watching dozens of her interviews, it was rare for @KJP46 to appear on TV and NOT accuse someone, or something, of being racist. When that's become your reflexive talking point, it's indicative of a mental handicap that prevents you from actually … thinking. https://t.co/GUsSvJ4zx0
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 14, 2022
Is she going to last in her new position?