Jen Psaki is jelling into this position, getting better every day, which is why we have to report on a fantastic new retort every day. But today’s was special. Today she responded to Newsmax, and Newsmax has one mission, tear down Biden’s reputation and approval ratings. Jen saw this coming from Maryland.
At issue was African-American U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, whose resume reads like… well, a U.N. Ambassador. From “The New Civil Rights Movement:”
Thomas-Greenfield joined the U.S. Foreign Service four decades ago, in 1982. Her extensive resume includes serving as United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Director General of the United States Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, United States Ambassador to Liberia, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, among others.
Emerald Robinson of Newsmax suggested that the U.S. should give in to criticism or attacks from China, telling Psaki that Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield “essentially said that white supremacy is woven into our founding documents and principles.”
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How does that relate to China you might ask? Ask Emerald Robinson, who said to Psaki:
“This statement is getting widely criticized as essentially parroting Chinese Communist Party talking points. So is the President going to remove her from her position as the representative before that body to promote United States values?”
Now, knowing Jen the way we know Jen, it would be a good time for one Emerald Robinson to look, the, fck, out:
“Is the President going to remove an African American woman with decades of experience in the Foreign Service who is widely respected around the world from her position as Ambassador to the UN? He is not,”
“No” would have worked but would have hurt much less, and Psaki is attempting to teach them a lesson.
“He is proud to have her in that position. She is not only qualified, he believes she is exactly the right person in that role at this moment in time. I have not seen her comments, I will say that there’s no question that there has been a history of institutional racism in this country, and that doesn’t require the UN ambassador to confirm that.”
Sounds so very gentle. It actually is not. It just sounds gentle, because it’s Jen. Really, she kneecapped Robinson. But Emerald had a follow-up because there is an agenda here:
Emerald complained that Ambassador Robinson’s remarks are “essentially the same lecture though that the Chinese delegation gave Secretary Blinken in Alaska last month. So does the President think our founding documents are racist?”
Jen used every ounce of restraint she had.
“I would say that, I will, I will leave my comments to speak for themselves, and certainly I think most people recognize the history of systemic racism in our country, and she was speaking to that.”
The history of systemic racism in the founding documents that counted Black people as three-fifths of a person? Are we to deny that? Newsmax considers the founding documents to be akin to the Bible and so of course they are not racist. But we can point to parts of our constitution that do find the founding documents racist. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments!! Without “systemic racism” there’d be no need for 13-15!
What an idiotic question, and a vicious one with a vicious agenda:
“Is POTUS going to remove an African American woman w/ decades of experience in the foreign service who’s widely respected around the world from her position as ambassador to the UN? He’s not” — Jen Psaki wasn’t having a question about if Biden will fire Linda Thomas-Greenfield pic.twitter.com/VZOHKJDkOX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 16, 2021