Washington – President-Elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Sunday announced an all-female White House communications staffer with Jennifer Saki, an Obama administration veteran, in the most visible role as White House press secretary.
“Communicating directly and truthfully to the American people is one of the president’s most important duties,” Mr. Biden said in a statement, portraying the Trump administration’s inherent contradictions with the use of the White House briefing room, so that False people can be disseminated and their effort should be to undermine the credibility of the media.
The transition team also announced that 39-year-old Kate Bedingfield, who served as deputy campaign manager for Mr. Biden, would serve as the White House’s communications director. Karine Jean Pierre, who previously served as chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org, will be the principal deputy press secretary. Pili Tobar, a former immigrant lawyer with the voice of the group America, will serve as deputy White House communications director.
Simone Sanders, a senior adviser to Mr. Biden on the campaign, will serve as senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Ashley Etienne, former Senior Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will serve as Director of Communications for Ms. Harris.
“President-Elect Biden has a history of advocating on behalf of women in the US and around the world, and today’s announcement is a continuation of that work,” Ron Clain, incoming chief of staff, said in a statement.
Ms. Psy, 41, previously served as White House communications director for President Barack Obama and as a State Department spokeswoman under State Department spokesman John Kerry.
On twitter, Ms. Saki said she saw her job as an attempt to “re-build the trust of the American people” and noted that many of the team’s women, including herself, were mothers of young children. She said she planned to “think outside the box” on how to use the podium to make the Biden-Harris agenda more accessible to the public. He did not reveal whether he planned to reinstate the daily press briefing.
But it was still the opposite of how the four press secretaries who worked for President Trump viewed his role. In his first press briefing in May, Kayle McNee, the current White House press secretary, vowed never to lie to the press, but Found that the tone was tested immediately. He has since been stuttering between speaking on behalf of the administration and speaking on behalf of Mr. Trump’s campaign as a political operative, tarnishing the line between government and politics.
Other Trump press secretaries did away with daily press briefings altogether or used it as a tool to spread lies and cater to a proverbial audience, often away from the Oval Office dining room. I was watching and grading her performances from television sets.
Sean Spicer, Mr. Trump’s first White House press secretary, set the tone for the administration when he falsely claimed that the presidential inauguration crowd “had the largest audience, both personally and worldwide, inauguration, period.” “