Fox reporter Peter Doocy was left speechless when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki flipped the script and asked him a question.
The daily dance between the two, with the quick-witted Psaki deftly shooting down Doocy’s attempts to portray the administration’s decisions in a nefarious light, has become a bloodsport online. And Doocy’s stunned look quickly started trending.
“A vaccine mandate also means tons of police and military may walk off the job,” Doocy posited, using circular logic to insinuate that vaccinating everyone would be unsafe if people who are supposed to protect citizens refuse to take basic precautions to protect citizens.
“Well, where are tons of military and police walking off the job?” Psaki asked in return.
Doocy, who had no answer, stumbled his way through some hypothetical situations and cited a statement from the Los Angeles Sheriff about a minor number of employees who hadn’t been vaccinated.
“I mean, is there any concern about that?” Doocy asked.
“What was the number one cause of death among police officers last year?” Psaki shot back. “Do you know?”
He did not.
“COVID-19,” Psaki said. “So that’s something that we’re working to address, and police departments are working to address.”
Then she moved on to the next question.
Psaki’s constant takedowns of Doocy tickle the internet every time and has launched the hashtag #PsakiBomb. Every day he tries to ask a “gotcha” question – and every day he comes up empty-handed and ends up looking like an idiot.
Psaki has quickly emerged as the most popular and engaging Biden administration official with her quick wit and forthright manner. After four years of Trump flunkies blatantly lying, attacking reporters over negative coverage, and avoiding outlets other than rightwing media, Americans and reporters have found her refreshing and honest.
Peter Doocy is speechless when Jen Psaki asks him what the number one cause of death for police officers was last year (it was Covid!) pic.twitter.com/UtuzN1wTu4
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 19, 2021
She just chews them up and spits them out.
— Raymond0481 (@wauk126) October 19, 2021
HAHAHAH he gulped his adam's apple straight into his shoes https://t.co/3LZNKcUTXP
— Michael Dunlap (@DunlapSports) October 19, 2021
And his little thermometer head goes: pop!
— FateofKate (@KateSett) October 19, 2021
Peter Doocy loves his daily spankings by Jen Psaki.
She needs to start charging him.
— Renee Libby 🇺🇸 (@ReneeAlida) October 18, 2021
Jen Psaki dunking on Peter Doocy is like fine wine—every sip just as satisfying as the last. https://t.co/beM8tN0i4I
— Rev. Rob Lee (@roblee4) October 19, 2021
Watching Jen Psaki embarrass Peter Doocy for trying to push right wing propaganda is the strength I needed to get through the rest of my day. https://t.co/OxbghbdAoY
— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) October 19, 2021