Conservatives are attacking Fox News host Chris Wallace for praising White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in a recent segment following a press briefing where Psaki easily swatted down a question by the network’s White House Correspondent, Peter Doocy.
Wallace praised both Doocy and Psaki, referring to Doocy as “the Sam Donaldson of this White House press corps,” as in the former ABC News White House Correspondent who doggedly question the Reagan White House. He then said Psaki is “one of the best press secretaries ever,” and that “I don’t know that anything was particularly accomplished, but they both gave and got pretty good.”
Wallace sharing the tepid reality that Psaki is good at her job triggered a mountain of right-wing backlash.
“TURN OFF FOX NEWS,” Brigitte Gabriel tweeted. “You’re a clown,” added former Trump appointee Sebastian Gorka. “you’re never going to be good at your job like your dad,” Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson claimed.
Chris Wallace just called Jen Psaki “one of the best press secretaries ever” and MAGA world is having a complete meltdown. pic.twitter.com/Gne5UuCM2Y
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 23, 2021
Chris Wallace: "Jen Psaki is one of the best press secretaries ever"
TURN OFF FOX NEWS. pic.twitter.com/QJIqSvGYfY
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) October 22, 2021
FOX news Chris Wallace saying Jen Psaki is one of the best White House press secretaries is almost as laughable as believing that Biden is the most popular president in American history.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) October 24, 2021
Chris Wallace is an utter joke. https://t.co/6RkBic3VHI
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) October 23, 2021
Jen Psaki is the WORST Press Secretary in US History!
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) October 23, 2021
Here’s what I have to say to Chris Wallace at Fox News: you’re never going to be any good at your job like your dad Mike Wallace.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) October 23, 2021
According to Fox News Chris Wallace, Jen Psaki is one of the best press secretaries ever. I'm not surprised he said that. He's a Democrat protecting his fellow Democrat.
— Anita 🇺🇸 (@youngbiafra) October 23, 2021
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) October 23, 2021
Even former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer jumped in on the topic by tweeting a report about Wallace’s comments from Mediaite.
Many commenters pointed out to the shocked conservatives that unlike Spicer and Kayleigh McEnany, both of whom were Press Secretaries for Trump and now host right-wing cable shows, Psaki is good at her job because she at least answers the question. Both have complained before about the praise Psaki receives.
Are you jealous of Jen Psaki, Sean?
Did you think Chris Wallace would consider YOU?
After you lied about something as insignificant as crowd size-setting the tone for Trump's 30,000+ lies in office
Your fate was sealed
— Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast (@axidentaliberal) October 23, 2021
Have to agree with this. I have been watching press secretaries since the Nixon Administration. She is excellent.
— Caroll Thompson (@CarollBarrel) October 23, 2021
Sean Spicer wants you to know that his Chris Wallace tweet had "the largest audience to ever witness a tweet, period.” https://t.co/k6zKzhN61p
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 23, 2021
Here's Kayleigh McEnany after Chris Wallace declared Jen Psaki "one of the best press secretaries ever" pic.twitter.com/8PCBtXm8Tt
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) October 23, 2021
Needless to say, plenty of people on both sides of the aisle agreed with Wallace’s sentiment, despite the ire of those on the right.
Even the Democratic Coalition got in on the fun
When Chris Wallace is right, he’s right.
Psaki is the GOAT.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) October 23, 2021
📌Apparently, Chris Wallace just told the truth on Fox News about the great Jen Psaki and 14 million ardent viewers swallowed their tooth.
— D. Earl Stephens ✍️ (@EarlOfEnough) October 23, 2021
“TURN OFF FOX NEWS,” tweeted an unhinged Brigitte Gabriel, founder of ACT for America, in response to Chris Wallace praising Jen Psaki for being "one of the best press secretaries ever."
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) October 24, 2021