A reporter asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki a ‘many people are saying’ question on Thursday. Former President Donald Trump frequently framed his most controversial comments by claiming that “many people are saying,” or his speeches featured ‘sir stories’ without naming the alleged individuals. Michael Shear of the New York Times suggested that “allies of the president are describing him as Trump-like.”
Joe Biden is nothing like the twice-impeached one-term president. Trump is brash, narcissistic, combative, and rude. Shear said that Biden is like Trump as far as policies go. I do not see that since President Biden has gotten rid of almost every Trumpian thing, policy-wise and former administration officials, too. Biden has not, however, reversed Trump’s policies against Cuba, and the reporter pointed that out. So, Shear was accurate there, but maintaining a policy from a previous administration doesn’t mean the two men are similar.
After the reporter suggested that some people said there are similarities, Psaki said, “Who? Who are we talking about here? Who is saying that the president is like Trump?”
Psaki presses a reporter to provide receipts after he asks a half-baked “many people are saying” question comparing Biden and Trump pic.twitter.com/pqRFHEspcM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 30, 2021
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Twitter users weighed in.
“Many People Are Saying” this is a famous line Trump always uses without evidence, yet reporters never called him out for it. EVER! Now reporters taking after him.
— Ty Ray (@coug88) September 30, 2021
Did Doocey gain weight?? 😳😂🤣😂🤣
— Elizabeth Kim (Liz, Lizzy or 김혜성) 💫 (@zen4ever2us) September 30, 2021
Lots of folks. pic.twitter.com/hkhw4sJuGE
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) September 30, 2021
Anyone coming for Jen Psaki with something “many people are saying”, but no detailed bibliography to cite their sources, just deserves what they get at this point.
— Statistrician (@statistrician) September 30, 2021
I can smell his nervous sweat through the screen as soon as she pushes back.
— hurricane neddy (@motorcruft) September 30, 2021
You would think a real reporter from the NY Times would have actually been prepared for his gotcha on-the-fly questions.
“Many people are saying” is a common lede for those who have no sources.
Seems we had a former president that always cited his fake sources this way …
— Clear Cider (@TheClearCider) September 30, 2021
It’s best for reporters to do their homework first before taking on Psaki.
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