Psaki Snaps at Reporter, Dodges Questions on Biden’s Visitor Logs, Critical Zoom Meeting

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki snapped after she refused to answer simple questions from the media about Democrat President Joe Biden.

New York Post reporter Steven Nelson was grilling Psaki about Biden botching COVID testing and his refusal to release the visitor logs from his Delaware house.

The press secretary abruptly cut him off, snapping, “I think we’re done” and moved on.

“I’m kind of amazed hasn’t been brought up more in this group,” Nelson said then asked about a Zoom meeting with Biden’s team in October where they decided not to ”mass distribute coronavirus tests to homes before Christmas to prevent a winter surge of COVID 19 cases.”

Nelson asked “which administration officials attended the October 22nd meeting,” and “was President Biden personally briefed at the time on that recommendation before it was passed over?”

Psaki said: “Well, maybe people haven’t asked about it because we’ve done a lot of what was discussed in that meeting that happened a couple of months ago, including massively expanding our testing program and capacity.

“And the issue at the time, which is a very small part of the conversation, was that the market had not expanded enough to, at that moment in time, be able to launch the website we’re launching tomorrow.

“Members who participated saw that as a very constructive meaning good meeting, a lot of which we’ve worked to implement.”

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Nelson said: “How can President Biden shut down the virus if he’s, you know, not being briefed on these ideas?

“I mean, that’s my question.

“So I’m wondering who were the advisers and was President Biden briefed on this idea at the time?”

Psaki said: “I think I just answered your question, which you may not have been listening.

“Maybe you were waiting to read your next question, which is fine, but I just answered your question.

“Let me finish. Let me finish, Steven. Steven, I’m finishing.

“What I said to you just a minute ago is that we did not have the capacity at the moment.

“We had a very constructive meeting with this group.

“We agreed on the need to expand our testing capacity.

“That’s why we doubled the size of our testing capacity and why the president had already used the Defense Production Act to invest $3 billion.

“But the market did not have the capacity at that moment to do what we’re doing tomorrow.

“Again, I’ve answered your question.

“If you have another one, I’m happy to answer it.

“Otherwise, I’m going to move on to the next person.

Nelson says: “I’m disappointed that I didn’t get the answers there, but I’ll move on to another one.

“The second question is that in light of President Biden’s first year coming to a close, the data indicates that he spent a quarter of his days, at least partially in Delaware.

“In light of that, will the White House be reconsidering the decision not to release visitor log information from his Delaware residences?”

Psaki said: “Well, the president goes to Delaware because it’s his home. It’s also where his son and his former wife are buried. And it’s a place that is obviously close to his heart.

“A lot of presidents go visit their home when they are president.

“We also have gone a step further than the prior administration and many administrations in releasing visitor logs of people who visit the White House.

“And we’ll continue to do that.”

Nelson wasn’t buying it and kept pressing causing Psaki to snap “Go ahead in the back.

“I think we’re done and we’re going to move on.

“Go ahead in the back.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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