White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has again proven that she has no idea how to do her job.
A video was posted to the official White House Twitter account on Tuesday night in which she read questions that were supposedly from Twitter users.
A small business owner asked what the Biden administration was doing to help businesses struggling in the pandemic.
Psaki, without a whiff of self-awareness, said President Joe Biden had appointed a woman to lead the Small Business Administration, as if that meant anything.
Psaki gave the following response:
QUESTION: What is President Biden doing for my small business?
PSAKI: First and foremost, he nominated a woman to lead the Small Business Administration who formerly worked there. The second thing is he signed an executive order to make it easier for minority-owned small businesses to get access to the funding that they need. And third is that in the American Rescue Plan, there’s currently about $60 billion to help a range of small businesses get access to additional funds.
What a tone-deaf response.
A person asks what the president of the United States is doing to help small businesses that are barely surviving in the pandemic and the White House’s response was that they appointed a woman to lead a program.
That’s not the only major comment Psaki made.
During the press briefing earlier on Tuesday, Psaki said gun control is a “priority” for Biden and said he is “not afraid of standing up” to the National Rifle Association.
Psaki said, “We haven’t proposed a package at this point, so it’s hard for me to make a prediction about the likelihood of passing.”
“But I will say that the president is somebody, throughout his career, who has advocated for smart gun, smart gun safety measures,” Psaki said. “He is not afraid of standing up to the NRA – he has done it multiple times.”
Psaki said gun control is “a priority to him on a personal level.”
“I don’t have a prediction for you, or a preview for you on a timeline of a package, and certainly not what it will look like and how it goes through Congress,” she maintained.
The NRA recently vowed to oppose any push from Biden: “It will be up to these millions of law-abiding gun owners, and millions of NRA members, to make their voices heard in opposition to any infringement upon their constitutional rights.”
Biden recently called on Congress to take action.
“This administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call,” Biden said in a White House statement Sunday. “We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer.”
He added: “Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
“We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change,” Biden said. “The time to act is now.”