When Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Jen Psaki a "gotcha" question during a recent news conference, President Joe Biden's White House Press Secretary responded with a well-formulated answer that got ample attention from Twitter.
You can see the exchange here:
Jen Psaki wasn't having Peter Doocy's strange line of questioning about school reopenings and migrants at the border https://t.co/jlOmj4QsIJ— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1615403885.0
@atrupar That guy is an absolute joke. I'm so sick of these unqualified fools sitting in those seats.— Carter Gaddis (@Carter Gaddis)1615404015.0
@atrupar I love how Psaki goes into specifics to expose the disingenuous stupidity and bad faith of Doocy’s leading… https://t.co/F2efQtoe3P— George Casales 🇺🇸🇨🇺🏳️🌈 (@George Casales 🇺🇸🇨🇺🏳️🌈)1615409610.0
Doocy asked Psaki:
"Does FEMA's arrival at the border mean that the administration feels that what is happening down at the border is a disaster?"
Psaki, who was less than amused by Doocy's line of questioning, replied:
"I know we always get into the fun of labels around here but I would say our focus is on solutions and this is one of the steps that the president felt would help -- not become a final solution -- but help expedite processing, help ensure that people who are coming across the border have access to health and medical care."
@atrupar Really fun to watch @PressSec calmly, and clearly, answering bad-faith questions from Republican media in… https://t.co/WGuxlkygm0— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1615404178.0
I am really finding that the WH Daily Press Briefing are a refreshing and enjoyable part of my day. #PsakiBomb https://t.co/lHnqWR1Tom— AZ Alison (@AZ Alison)1615837877.0
Jen Psaki is seriously impressive. https://t.co/MHn9Akhc0t— Cathie Wood #FBPE (@Cathie Wood #FBPE)1615766411.0
When Psaki pointed out the border crossings were enormous, Doocy asked:
"We've heard you say that it's a problem, it's a challenge. Is it now a disaster?"
Psaki wasn't fazed.
"I appreciate the opportunity. FEMA is there to help ensure that the people who are at the border, who are coming across the border have access to HHS and [Office of Refugee Resettlement] shelters, that we can swiftly place them with vetted families. They are playing a number of roles."
Rotten fruit falling from the rotten tree https://t.co/Bp9E30cKya— Antifa Means Anti-Fascism You MAGA Morons (@Antifa Means Anti-Fascism You MAGA Morons)1615587410.0
I like how she slows the talking down and carefully explains to this child/man the facts. #Doocyisadouche https://t.co/iYVusjwx6H— Adrian Becerra (@Adrian Becerra)1615483832.0
The Doocy doesn’t fall far from the stupid tree...... https://t.co/rLJiiIZ5cM— Jeff Greco (@Jeff Greco)1615482337.0
Doocy—the son of Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy—was dunked on by Twitter from all sides.
What a tool this guy is https://t.co/DI5nS89oui— chelsea (@chelsea)1615481323.0
YAYYYYY! You cannot Trick Jen, she’s too smart for this fool! https://t.co/EtYKmSG7df— Nancy Garito (@Nancy Garito)1615481280.0
Her power https://t.co/CUTc7CunBf— Camila ❀ (@Camila ❀)1615480240.0
During his memorable moments in the briefing room, Doocy has seemed far more interested in making the Biden administration look bad than uncovering any serious information.
How to be persistently dim... https://t.co/TZ6PHcUK6K— observadora (@observadora)1615476347.0
It’s not complicated people 👇 https://t.co/A9uZK8XbrJ— Geoff Miller (@Geoff Miller)1615542857.0
@geoffmiller66 Quite a contrast to her predecessors - intelligent articulate replies which delve into the detail to… https://t.co/TJ1TPFU6cJ— Sarah Hansmann Rouxel (@Sarah Hansmann Rouxel)1615545320.0
Psaki continues to impress viewers with her calm, collected reactions to many "gotcha" questions from right wing media.
This instance was no exception.