White House Restores Feed of Karine Jean-Pierre’s Hostile Exchange with Reporter


by JORDAN DIXON-HAMILTON at breitbart.com

President Joe Biden’s White House restored the previously missing feed of press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s hostile exchange with a reporter on Monday.

The White House allegedly deleted an exchange between Jean-Pierre and Today News Africa correspondent Simon Ateba from its official live stream. During the exchange, Ateba accused the White House of discriminating against him.

“The White House, under this administration, we’re committed to the freedom of the press. I want to be very clear about that,” Jean-Pierre declared. 

“So are you going to take questions from me?… because you’ve been discriminating against me for the past nine months,” Ateba asked in response. 

Jean-Pierre then accused Ateba of being “incredibly rude,” and threatened to end the press briefing “if this continues.”

“I’ve been in this briefing room.  I’ve been trying to ask you one question when I am on,” Ateba responded. “You’re not giving freedom of the press.”

Shortly after the incident, Ateba took to Twitter and accused Jean-Pierre of “violating the First Amendment.”

“On what some are calling the so-called chaos at the White House today, I was just trying to ask a question. It’s a pity what’s going on,” Ateba tweeted. “How can @PressSec Karine Jean-Pierre preach about the freedom of the press when she is violating the First Amendment many died to protect? May God help us.”

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