Most of the corporate-controlled media treats White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki with kid gloves.
But there is one exception.
And jaws dropped when Jen Psaki melted down during this unexpected confrontation with a reporter.
During the early days of the pandemic, Joe Biden and the Democrats slammed Donald Trump’s travel restrictions on China, claiming they were racially motivated.
However, Joe Biden recently imposed travel bans on Africa and six other African countries after doctors discovered the mild Omicron variant.
Simon Ateba, a reporter from Today News Africa, confronted Jen Psaki about the travel restrictions, pointing out that South Africa only accounts for 6% of the Omicron and that no one in the country died from the variant.
Ateba turned the tables on Jen Psaki and demanded she defend these “racist” travel restrictions.
“What would you say to those who believe that this is a racist ban, that it is only on African and black African nations?” Ateba asked.
Since Democrats aren’t used to being called racists, Jen Psaki freaked out and claimed the travel restrictions were out of an abundance of caution to slow the spread of the variant.
“Simon, I would convey to you that that is absolutely not the intention, that is not our policy,” Psaki responded. “This was a recommendation of the health and medical experts because there were a large number of cases in South Africa, and they made a decision early on out of an abundance of caution to protect the American people to slow the spread of the variant.”
Of course, this is essentially the same argument Donald Trump made in 2020.
However, even though Joe Biden and the Democrats called Trump a racist for saying it, the corporate-controlled media is giving Psaki a pass on this double standard.
And it took a reporter from South Africa to ask tough questions and hold Joe Biden accountable for his own words and statements.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.