Watch: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Finally Has to Face Some Heat…She’s Called ‘Orwellian!’
Did somebody finally stand up to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre? She has been given the luxury of being handled with kid gloves thus far. But on ABC News Sunday, that may now be over and she may have to face the music of speaking for an administration that is so bad there is no real defense.
Jean-Pierre had to deal with questions from the leftwing reporter Jonathan Karl. At one point in the exchange, Karl went after the press secretary for continuing to promote the false narrative in the words “Inflation Reduction Act.” He made the point that it wasn’t going to actually lower inflation and then he asked if the White House’s messaging is “Orwellian.”
Here’s the transcript of the tense exchange:
“But let me ask you, it’s called the ‘Inflation Reduction Act,’ but the Congressional Budget Office, which is nonpartisan, said that there would be a negligible impact on inflation this year and barely impact inflation at all next year, isn’t it almost Orwellian?” Karl asked. “How can you call it inflation reduction when the nonpartisan experts say it’s not gonna bring inflation down?”
“I appreciate the question. We’ve actually addressed this with the CBO,” Jean-Pierre continued. “It was the top line number; there’s more in there that shows it will have the money from– remember how we’re doing this, too, it’s making sure that billionaires in corporate America are paying their fair share, making sure that the tax code is a little bit more fair, and so when you do that, put it in its totality, you will see that it will bring down, lower the deficit, which will help fight inflation.”
…“So you disagree with the assessment of the CBO?” Karl pressed.
“Well, there’s more to it than that,” she replied. “It was just the way that Republicans did that was so that [they] could make an argument that is false. It is going to fight inflation, it has been proven and said by economists across the board, on the Republican side and the Democrat side.”
Wow…it sounds like Jean-Pierre is working with the same speech coach as the VP! The “Orwellian” reference was spot on. It’s like they are all trying to work the Jedi mind trick on us.
“Water is not wet… and this will reduce inflation…”
ABC'S JONATHAN KARL: "Isn't it almost Orwellian? How can you call it the Inflation Reduction Act when the nonpartisan experts say it's not gonna bring inflation down?"
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: "I appreciate the question." pic.twitter.com/tmtFTdsgXx
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