Politics

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace says Jen Psaki is ‘one of the best press secretaries ever’

Despite his criticisms of the Biden administration, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said he thinks Press Secretary Jen Psaki is “one of the best press secretaries ever,” during a segment on Friday’s White House press briefing.

While speaking on Fox News Friday, Wallace praised network correspondent Peter Doocy and Psaki. The two have made headlines throughout for their tense exchanges. “Honestly, as somebody who’s spent six years in the White House, my immediate reaction was, ‘Those are two people at the top of their game. I think that [Doocy] has become the Sam Donaldson of this White House press corps. And since I was working in the press corps when Sam Donaldson was there, that’s a very grudging compliment on my part,” Wallace said. “And Jen Psaki, I think, is one of the best press secretaries ever,” he continued. “I don’t know that anything was particularly accomplished, but they both gave and got pretty good.”

At the briefing, Psaki sparred with Wallace’s colleague, Doocy, who pressed her over President Joe Biden’s remarks during a CNN town hall on Thursday that he has been to the US-Mexico border. Psaki said that Biden has become “well-versed” in every aspect of the country’s immigration system throughout his political career, has traveled to Mexico and Central America during his tenure as vice president, and has worked on bipartisan immigration reform [The Blaze].

“He does not need a visit to the border to know what a mess was left by the last administration. That’s his view,” Psaki said, adding that Biden did do a drive through visit in 2008. Doocy followed up and asked: “Does that count as a visit? He said ‘I’ve been there before.’ You’re saying he drove by, does that count as a visit?” In response, Psaki said Biden does not need to visit the border for a “photo op,” something she said former President Donald Trump was focused on.

She added that Biden’s approach to immigration reform will be different than Trump’s. During his time in office, Trump made several visits to the border, including one trip that he reportedly said was just a photo opportunity that was “not going to change a damn thing.” [Business Insider].

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: THE DAILY BEAST

Leave a Reply