During Tuesday’s press conference, Biden press secretary Jen Psaki fielded a question about Space Force that was formed under the Trump administration, and her response seemed to be part dismissive, and part mockery:
Here's Jen Psaki laughing at the question from Bloomberg's @Josh_Wingrove about whether Biden will keep the U.S. @SpaceForceDoD or dismantle it, adding she didn't even know who the WH contact was pic.twitter.com/twavKEq9ME
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 2, 2021
Psaki’s known for “circling back,” but this time the circling back took place a little faster, coming just a few hours after the press conference ended:
We look forward to the continuing work of Space Force and invite the members of the team to come visit us in the briefing room anytime to share an update on their important work.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) February 3, 2021
And there it is:
Circling back I see https://t.co/d2t4hrMik8
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) February 3, 2021
That didn’t take long at all.
someone got a talkin to for being too empty for her suit..nah na
— Scott Rainey (@APaidConsultant) February 3, 2021
You… didn't know it was real did you, Circleback Jen?
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) February 3, 2021
Did you figure out that the joint chiefs is the white house point of contact yet? https://t.co/cHGr5nOLzQ
— James R (@Realpersonpltcs) February 3, 2021
Maybe Psaki found out that the Space Force is a branch of the U.S. military and maybe shouldn’t have been laughed off as a joke.
The color of Air Force one isn’t important. Whether or not we have the capability of meeting any threats in space—like if the chinese choose to us space against us—is important https://t.co/X7mg7EWgKJ
— (((Aaron “Worthing” Walker))) (@AaronWorthing) February 3, 2021