Incoming press secretary Jen Psaki roasted for claiming her critics are puppets of Russia: ‘You wore the hat’


Incoming Press Secretary Jen Psaki was roasted on Tuesday evening for claiming her critics are merely puppets of the Russian propaganda machine after a photograph revealed she as soon as wore a communist hammer-and-sickle brand. 

“’For those who criticize me you are Putin’s puppet’ is a hell of an incredible begin for Biden’s spox,” radio host Larry O’Connor reacted.

Jen Psaki, an Obama administration alum, was one of several women who were named to head the White House communications team recently announced  the Biden-Harris transition. (Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon)

Jen Psaki, an Obama administration alum, was one among a number of ladies who have been named to go the White Home communications workforce lately introduced the Biden-Harris transition. (Sciulli/Getty Photographs for Politicon)

Psaki, an Obama administration and CNN alumna, was one among a number of ladies named to the Biden-Harris White Home communications workforce. She is about to take over the rostrum within the White Home briefing room. 

USA TODAY PANNED FOR ‘FACT CHECKING’ VIRAL PHOTO OF JEN PSAKI WEARING HAMMER AND SICKLE HAT: ‘MISSING CONTEXT’

Nonetheless, following the announcement of Psaki’s rent, a 2014 picture resurfaced that includes her posing together with her then-boss, former Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Russian Overseas Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova throughout her tenure as a State Division spokesperson. 

Psaki is seen sporting a pink shapka, or fur hat, that bears the communist hammer-and-sickle brand as a part of a present trade between herself and Russian counterpart Zakharova.

U.S. State Department/Flickr

U.S. State Division/Flickr

The hammer and sickle has come to characterize communist actions world wide. It additionally was featured on the flag of the previous Soviet Union. It has turn into an emblem of financial and political repression that happens underneath communist regimes.

RESURFACED PHOTO SHOWS BIDEN PRESS SEC JEN PSAKI WEARING HAMMER AND SICKLE HAT WITH RUSSIAN OFFICIAL

In a tweet on Tuesday, Psaki appeared to allude to the picture controversy and recommended it was “Russian propaganda.”

“For anybody who hasn’t been the goal of Russian propaganda (cc: @MCFaul @HillaryClinton) the aim is to discredit highly effective messengers and to unfold misinformation to confuse the general public. Anybody who repeats it’s (unwitting or not) merely a puppet of the propaganda machine,” Psaki wrote

Paradoxically, Psaki spent nearly all of the Trump administration as a political analyst for CNN because the community repeatedly lined the investigation of alleged collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign and Russia.

Psaki was swiftly criticized for the tweet:

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Fox Information’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Sam Dorman contributed to this report.





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