“He is proud to have her in that position. She is not only qualified, but he believes she is exactly the right person in that role at this moment in time.”
UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield insisted that America has to acknowledge its own human rights failure before it rejoins the UN Human Rights Council. She claimed she has seen “how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles.”
A journalist asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the comments, but I wish she had asked the second question first.
She first asked if Biden would remove Thomas-Greenfield, especially since she basically said what China said about the U.S.
Great way to imply the journalist is racist, Psaki:
Is the president going to remove an African-American woman with decades of experience in the foreign service who’s widely respected around the world from her position as ambassador to the UN? He is not. He is proud to have her in that position. She is not only qualified, but he believes she is exactly the right person in that role at this moment in time.
I have not seen her comments. I will say that there’s no question there has been a history of institutional racism in this country and that doesn’t require the UN ambassador to confirm that.
Then the journalist asked Psaki if Biden agreed with her statements, reminding her the Chinese said the same thing to Secretary of State Blinken in Alaska.
Remember, Psaki said she did not read Thomas-Greenfield’s comments:
I would say that I will leave my comments to speak for themselves and certainly I think most people recognize the history of systemic racism in our country and she was speaking to that.
Um, if you have not read her comments then how do you know what Thomas-Greenfield’s comments meant?
I guess she will circle back with us. Also, the comments were everywhere yesterday. How do you not know about them?DONATE
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