(RepublicanInformer.com)- It appears that White House press secretary Jen Psaki does not speak British.
During her press briefing on Thursday, Psaki drew laughs when she couldn’t understand UK Daily Mail reporter Rob Crilly’s question.
Crilly wanted to know if Psaki’s shout-outs to members of her team were a sign that she was “now working on notice.”
In other words, is Psaki offering shout-outs to her colleagues in the White House a sign that her departure from her position is imminent?
But Psaki didn’t understand Crilly’s question, telling him, “I’m … I’m sorry. What?”
So Crilly translated the Queen’s English into Psaki’s provincial American English, asking if she was “on your way out.”
Even that didn’t make sense to Psaki, who told Crilly that she wasn’t sure if that is an American phrase.
Ah, yes. “On your way out” is a phrase we Americans would never use. Good grief, what a dope.
When Crilly apologized for his “Briticism,” Psaki said she loves “Britishness” and British accents.
Maybe so, but she doesn’t seem to understand them.
Watch the exchange HERE.
It was reported recently that Psaki is in talks with MSNBC to join the left-leaning network as a contributor and host a program on its streaming service.
And according to a report from CNN last week, NBC News staffers from the DC bureau are worried that Psaki joining MSNBC will hurt their credibility. Their grumbling got so bad that NBC News President Noah Oppenheim was forced to schedule an impromptu phone call with his disgruntled DC bureau staff.
One of the staffers on the call told CNN that Oppenheim assured the team that NBC News didn’t play a role in MSNBC’s decision to hire Psaki. He explained that MSNBC is “perspective programming” and doesn’t reflect on NBC News.
When the news broke that Psaki was in talks with MSNBC, White House reporters, including NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker, pressed Psaki about it at an April 1 press briefing. Reporters wanted to know how Psaki could ethically remain Biden’s press secretary while she was simultaneously negotiating a salaried position with a media outlet.
Psaki claimed that, like every White House staffer, she has “received rigorous ethics counseling,” including regarding “any future employment.”