Jennifer Psaki will be a press secretary like Biden, who names the entire woman’s communication team


WASHINGTON – Joseph R. Biden, Jr. President-elect announced on Sunday that the White House’s communications staff will be entirely female, with Jennifer Psaki, a veteran of the Obama administration, in the most spectacular role as the White House press secretary.

“Direct and honest communication with the American people is one of the president’s most important responsibilities,” Mr Biden said in a statement, implicitly opposed to the Trump administration using the White House briefing room to spread falsity and trying to undermine the credibility of the media.

The transition group also announced that 39-year-old Kate Bedingfield, who was Mr. Biden’s deputy campaign director, will be the White House’s director of communications. Karine Jean Pierre, who previously served as MoveOn.org’s Chief Public Affairs Officer, will be the Chief Press Secretary. Pili Tobar, a former immigrant spokesman for America’s Voice, will serve as the White House’s deputy communications director.

Symone Sanders, Mr. Biden’s senior advisor in the campaign, will be the senior advisor and keynote speaker for elected Vice President Kamala Harris. Ashley Etienne, former Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi, will be Ms. Harris’s Director of Communications.

“The story of President-elect Biden is representing women in the United States and around the world, and today’s announcement is a continuation of that work,” said Ron Klain, incoming chief of staff.

Ms. Psaki (41) was previously White House communications director under President Barack Obama and as a State Department spokesman under Secretary of State John Kerry.

On Twitter, Ms Psaki said she sees her job as “restoring the confidence of the American people” and noted that many women on the team, including herself, were mothers with young children. He said he plans to “think outside the box” about how the podium can be used to make the Biden-Harris schedule more accessible to the public. He did not say whether he planned to resume the daily press conference.

But that was still at odds with the way the four press secretaries working for President Trump viewed his role. At his first press conference in May, White House current press secretary Kayleigh McEnany vowed never to lie to the press, but noted that this vow had immediately materialized. He has since switched between speaking on behalf of the administration and political operatives on behalf of Mr Trump’s campaign, blurring the line between government and politics.

Other Trump press secretaries completely abolished the daily press conference, or used it as a means to spread the lie and satisfy its proverbial audience, who often watched and rated their performances on television in the dining room of the Oval Office.

Sean Spicer, Mr. Trump’s first press secretary for the White House, set the tone for the administration by falsely claiming that the president’s inaugural mass was “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, personally and around the world”.