It only took a dozen Biden-made crises but the liberal news media is finally disenchanted by the administration and it shows. During an interview with CBS, White House Press Sec Jen Psaki was caught off guard by host Gayle King who slammed the administration’s ‘bad behavior’.
Prior to that comment, Psaki seemed calm and confident but she soon stiffened up. “We don’t see it that way!” a tense Psaki shot back.
King criticized the administration during the “CBS Mornings” show saying that “there’s a lot of incomings” at the White House these days, given a recent spate of negative headlines at home and abroad for the Biden administration. After Psaki previewed President Joe Biden’s Tuesday address before the United Nations General Assembly as forward-looking, King added that Biden couldn’t “ignore what has happened before.”
“We’re still getting hammered for how the withdrawal from Afghanistan happened,” King said. “Everybody knows, many people believe it was time. It’s just the way that it was done … That’s not a good look. You look at what’s happening with immigration. You look at France now saying that they’ve been betrayed by the United States. So I get that we have to look forward. But what are we doing to justify or explain what appears to be very bad behavior on our part?”
“We don’t see it that way,” Psaki said, before saying the dust-up with France concerned Australia desiring the superior nuclear submarine technology of the United States. “They’re displeased about that, but we have a long-abiding friendship with them that’s going to endure.”
While King remarked on the overall Afghanistan withdrawal, she didn’t specifically mention the recent botched U.S. drone strike that killed 10 civilians and no ISIS-K terrorists. Biden has called for a full investigation into the tragic accident. I guess they can’t be too honest, liberals might join the calls to impeach Biden.
Psaki was pressed on the “dysfunctional” U.S. relationship with China, as described by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, a term the spokeswoman also denied.
“We do see the relationship through the prism of competition. China is a competitor, but it’s not a country we want to have conflict with,” Psaki said.
“They have the right to be angry,” Francois Heisbourg of the Paris-based Foundation for Strategic Research said of the French. “The risk for France is that anger becomes its guide,” he said. Meaning that the once-close ally could easily turn based on emotions. They have already withdrawn their ambassadors from the United States and Australia.