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Fox’s Peter Doocy left speechless when Jen Psaki turns tables & asks him a question

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing on Friday August 6, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing on Friday August 6, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.Photo: Official White House Photo by Erin Scott

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.

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“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.

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