Jen Psaki gushes over reporter who asks about Air Force One color scheme: ‘Such a good question!’

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Hours into the new Biden administration and it was clear what kind of hard-hitting questions the press will be delivering.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki faced reporters for the first time in her new role and not only danced around direct questions about the Hyde Amendment, the travel ban, and more, she gleefully praised one member of the press for asking a riveting question about Air Force One’s color scheme.


Psaki incorrectly claimed that former President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” was a “Muslim ban,” defended President Joe Biden’s stance on abortion by declaring he is a “devout Catholic,” and sent heads crashing to desks with her reaction to a question on the official presidential aircraft.

“On a lighter note, will he keep Donald Trump’s Air Force One color-scheme change?” a reporter asked.

“This is such a good question!” Psaki responded.

“I have not had the opportunity to dig into that today, given the number of executive orders, actions, the inauguration – a few things happening. I will venture to get you an answer to that. Maybe we can talk about it in here tomorrow,” she added.

Social media responses were immediate and brutal.

In addition to the expected softball questions, Psaki was hit with a few more direct inquiries about Biden’s position on issues. But her responses were likely a preview of what’s to come in the next four years.

“Two big concerns for pro-life Americans: the Hyde amendment that keeps taxpayer-funded dollars from abortion, as you know, and then Mexico City policy, which under the previous administration, expanded to keep taxpayer dollars from overseas abortions,” one reporter asked. “So what is President Biden planning to do on those two items right now?”

“Well, I think we’ll have more to say on the Mexico City policy in the coming days,” a squirming Psaki replied.

“I will take the opportunity to remind all of you that he is a devout Catholic, is somebody who attends church regularly. He started his day attending church with his family this morning,” she added. “I don’t have anything more for you.”

Psaki was also asked about Trump’s impeachment trial.

Breitbart’s Joel Pollak called out the press secretary for already failing in the administration’s so-called commitment to truth.

Others also noted “one hell of a softball” right at the start of the briefing.

But the question about Air Force One, and Psaki’s reaction, sparked an avalanche of reaction from eye-rolling Twitter users.

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