As Twitchy reported earlier, Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Monday the difference between President Donald Trump’s travel ban from China and President Joe Biden’s travel bans from Africa; why was one “xenophobic” and the other not?
Psaki did her own spinning, which The Recount says was in response to Doocy’s “bad-faith question.”
WH Press Sec. Psaki responds to Fox News’ Peter Doocy’s bad-faith question about travel restrictions:
“What the president was critical of was the way that the former president put out, I believe, a xenophobic tweet, and what he called the coronavirus and who he directed it at.” pic.twitter.com/O86c8GuaEg
— The Recount (@therecount) November 29, 2021
It just so happened that Biden called out Trump’s record of xenophobia on Twitter immediately after Trump announced his travel ban from China; just a coincidence, certainly.
— Robert Hogan (@TheBuddhaRob) November 29, 2021
LOL imagine thinking you can get away with this:
Trump: Announces China travel restrictions.
Biden (within hours): That's racist and xenophobic!
Biden Months later: I wasn't talking about the travel restrictions!
Media: To be fair Biden could have been talking about anything. https://t.co/eCmIPTU5DS
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) November 29, 2021
Apparently thinking Psaki needed backup, White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates stepped in with a fact check from the time which proved that there was no record of Biden criticizing the decision.
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewJBates46) November 29, 2021
Well, if Bloomberg says so. In February, though, Biden tore into Trump’s “African ban,” saying it was designed to make it harder for black and brown people to immigrate. So Trump’s ban was racist, and Biden’s is …?
— Denise (@neeceetx) November 29, 2021
— THESPIDERMONK (@Spider_Monk1776) November 29, 2021
I'm willing to bet there are some great Cyber Monday deals on learning to code.
— Bjørn Røden (@RodenBjornen) November 29, 2021
Andrew’s fact check… pic.twitter.com/baEwFclIi1
— Sarge (@Sarge_87) November 29, 2021
— Muad'dib (@Patrick_M_Jones) November 29, 2021
He literally tweeted that banning travel from any part of the world will not stop coronavirushttps://t.co/6Q9K8rFAjr
— The DeSantis Project (@ProjectDeSantis) November 29, 2021
Everyone knows what Biden meant. Stop running interference for him.
— TheJourney (@TheJourneyForth) November 29, 2021
Shocking how things like travel bans and Remain in Mexico policies became “Not Racist” overnight
— Cacodad (@SurrealEli) November 29, 2021
Andrew putting on his “fact checking” outfit. pic.twitter.com/IwZ5Bip37e
— Philbert (@philbert996) November 29, 2021
I don't think lying to everyone's faces is going to work anymore bro
— Mr Brooder 🪓 (@mr_brooder) November 29, 2021
— Caleb Cartier (@caleb_cartier) November 29, 2021
— Voter Fraud Is Real🇺🇸🇹🇼 (@BballMichael) November 29, 2021
Each time Biden implements a Trump policy that corp media called racist then, but deems necessary now, my disgust grows. To reconcile this, media must admit they fueled a white supremacy narrative and incited unrest to win an election. Or, they must deem Biden a white supremacist
— Charlie (@CharlieBayer8) November 29, 2021
You are a lap dog.
— Perry Bullock (@PerryBullock) November 29, 2021
— Miguel (@Miguelbigcat916) November 29, 2021
You are really, REALLY bad at this. We all saw his tweets and heard what he said. You can’t spin this without looking like a moron.
— Kathryn Beank511⚔️ (@BeanK511) November 29, 2021
He’s worse at it than Psaki — that’s why he’s deputy press secretary.
‘Twilight zone stuff’! Allow Jen Psaki to explain why Trump’s travel bans were xenophobic and Biden’s aren’t https://t.co/UdaUgmZJWo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 29, 2021
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