The White House press room has been considerably different since the Biden administration took over and began prioritizing facts over legitimizing conspiracy theories and glorifying the President at every available opportunity.
But it turns out the actual content of the press briefings doesn't matter to some conservatives as much as the amount of makeup the press secretaries are wearing.
Conservative columnist Gavin Wax posted a meme on Twitter comparing the amount of makeup Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki wears compared to Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, implying Psaki isn't as good at the job because he doesn't find her as attractive.
Kayleigh was TV ready every morning Psaki can't bother to prep or do her makeup. https://t.co/mkEfBraj5C— Gavin Mario Wax 🇺🇸 (@Gavin Mario Wax 🇺🇸)1612798559.0
Twitter responded to Wax's tweet, pointing out the obvious: being an effective Press Secretary has nothing to do with appearing beautiful, and having to point that out is a fairly obvious sign of sexism.
Wow! She’s not there to be pretty for you. She’s there to communicate a message and she’s damn good at it. https://t.co/sp72MWtv8R— Thats Mrs Speaker Members to you (@Thats Mrs Speaker Members to you)1612804340.0
Ah, I see the grifter "conservative" has no meaningful things to say today. No wonder why we lose with idiots like… https://t.co/k6IvOyOr8v— Robert M (@Robert M)1612800818.0
Another installment in the series of “why can’t we get women to vote for us, asks the GOP.” https://t.co/GLscvHXz1y— taylor newcomb (@taylor newcomb)1612799760.0
Many women on Twitter also pointed out that Psaki was also wearing makeup. Her style is simply more understated than McEnany's.
@GavinWax Men who publicly comment on women’s makeup: a cool group of guys everyone agrees are well-adjusted, have… https://t.co/6efXQ1OURk— John Arnold (@John Arnold)1612807126.0
@GavinWax Both of them are wearing makeup. Psaki’s styling is reflective of understated northeastern aesthetics, wh… https://t.co/2Dz37kyJyv— Dean C ن (@Dean C ن)1612800842.0
@GavinWax Aw, isn’t that cute. Another man judging a woman by style and makeup vs. content and ability.— Lo ✌️💛🚶♀️🌲 (@Lo ✌️💛🚶♀️🌲)1612799373.0
If there's one thing all women totally love, it's having their work judged based on how much they turn men on.
@GavinWax policy matters more than makeup LMAO— John Aziz 🚀🎸🌍 (@John Aziz 🚀🎸🌍)1612798937.0
@aziz0nomics @GavinWax She’ll have to circle back to the policy question at hand— Charlie Fletcher (@Charlie Fletcher)1612798970.0
Even many conservatives online denounced Wax's tweet, saying they often disagreed with Psaki but regarded her as a professional.
This is stupid. Take this down. Criticize her for her words and actions, not looks. https://t.co/nyset0BP6e— Brendon Leslie (@Brendon Leslie)1612798953.0
No this is what we aren’t doing who cares how she does her make up I don’t like her but this isn’t what we’re doing https://t.co/7TqPaRAhtA— Lori Wenzel-Grant (@Lori Wenzel-Grant)1612800669.0
@GavinWax You know it is very shallow to judge people based on their appearance; and sexist too. Why do I care wha… https://t.co/PvfTLmwaRJ— FerHaus. Viva México. BLM (@FerHaus. Viva México. BLM)1612801379.0
In the Trump era, appearances were always more important than substance. But things have changed.
@GavinWax Psaki looks & more importantly, acts like a professional, unlike you.— BeansLVR (@BeansLVR)1612802929.0
@GavinWax They are press secretaries, not fashion models. WTF is wrong with you?— Nick Brown 🌐🚀🗽 (@Nick Brown 🌐🚀🗽)1612799527.0
Hopefully, the men of conservative Twitter will someday be able to figure out women in professional positions aren't standing around to look pretty for them.