(RepublicanWire.org) – White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday she hopes President Joe Biden doesn’t blame her for his low approval ratings.

“When Biden came into office last year, he was around 60% and even more, and now he’s around 40% and sometimes less.” Today News Africa correspondent Simon Ateba asked Psaki. “Who does he blame now: Putin, Trump, you — the communication team?”

“Oh, does he blame me? Oh, I don’t know,” Psaki said while laughing. “I hope not.”

“Look, I think that the president recognizes that the country is still grappling with a small number of challenges that impact people and their everyday lives, whether that is a continuing fight with a pandemic that has been going on for several years or the fact that costs are going up. Some of those are a result of the actions of President Putin — yes, as it relates to gas prices — but others are related to impacts of COVID-19 and impacts on the supply chain.”

“So, what our focus is and his focus continues to be: on solutions to address these challenges, and keeping our heads down and trying to continue to deliver for the American people,” she added.

A recently released NBC News Poll revealed Biden’s approval rating hit new lows amid the war in Ukraine and surging inflation. Among those polled, 40% approved of Biden’s handling of the presidency, with just 16% strongly approving. Thirty-eight percent of those polled blamed Biden for surging inflation.

The poll was conducted between March 18-22 among 1,000 adults, 790 of whom are registered voters. There was a 3.1% margin of error among respondents.

(RepublicanWire.org) – The New York Times admitted that the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell” is authentic, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki completely dodged questions on the topic during Thursday’s press briefing.

The New York Times admitted in a Thursday article that Biden’s laptop was indeed authentic, more than a year after many Democrats and much of the media dismissed the New York Post’s reporting as Russian disinformation. Both President Joe Biden and Psaki herself stated at the time that the laptop did not truly belong to Biden and was the product of Russian efforts.

Psaki dodged questions from multiple reporters on the topic, using nearly the same line each time.

“The New York Times has authenticated emails that appear to have come from a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden in Delaware,” a reporter began. “The president previously said that the New York Post story about this was a bunch of garbage and that it was a Russian plant. Does he stand by that assessment?”

“I’d point you to the Department of Justice and also to Hunter Biden’s representatives. He doesn’t work in the government,” Psaki responded quickly.

Another reporter brought up the issue again later on, this time highlighting Psaki’s own past dismissal of the laptop.

“You in October 2020 dismissed [the laptop], dismissed it as Russian disinformation. Do you stand by that assessment?” a reporter asked.

“I’d point you to the Department of Justice and Hunter Biden’s representatives,” Psaki responded. “I’m a spokesperson for the United States. He doesn’t work for the United States.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – White House Press Secretary did not do President Joe Biden any favors with her admission about where he was when Russia annexed Crimea.

During a chat with reporters on Wednesday, she admitted that the last time anything between Russia and Ukraine happened Biden was vice president.

“I was at the State Department, the president was the vice-president the last time Russia invaded Ukraine,” she said on CNN. “This is a pattern of horror from President Putin and from the cronies around him.”

Correct Jen, there are many of the same people in charge now that were in charge then.

Do you know when Russia did not attack Ukraine? When former President Donald Trump was in the White House.

She was mocked on Twitter for admitting what many have been saying.

Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said “finally, the truth,” in a tweet.

“Bragging about the fact this cabal of stooges was in power for the last 3 invasions of #Ukraine?” Tony Bruno said.

”Yes, Sherlock, there is a pattern,” Monica Crowley tweeted.”

“Reminding people that a top adversary has taken advantage of your boss not just once, but twice, is…not great messaging,” John Cooper, the Heritage Foundation Communications Director, said.

“Yes, Biden being in the White House when Putin invades Ukraine is a pattern…,” GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.

During his State of the Union address, President Biden attempted to calm concerns about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

“I want you to know that we are going to be OK. We are going to be OK,” the president said.

“When the history of this era is written, Putin’s war on Ukraine will have left Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger,” he said.

“While it shouldn’t have taken something so terrible for people around the world to see what’s at stake, now everyone sees it clearly.

“We see the unity among leaders of nations, a more unified Europe, a more unified West. We see unity among the people who are gathering in cities, in large crowds around the world — even in Russia — to demonstrate their support for the people of Ukraine,” he said.

“In the battle between democracy and autocracies, democracies are rising to the moment, and the world is clearly choosing the side of peace and security,” he assured the audience.

The president said that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin expected a simple victory and did not anticipate the Ukrainians fighting.

“Six days ago, Russia’s Vladimir Putin sought to shake the very foundations of the free world, thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways. But he badly miscalculated,” he said.

“He thought he could roll into Ukraine, and the world would rollover. Instead, he met with a wall of strength he never anticipated or imagined. He met the Ukrainian people.

“From President Zelensky to every Ukrainian, their fearlessness, their courage, their determination, literally inspires the world.

“Groups of citizens blocking tanks with their bodies. Everyone from students to retirees to teachers turned soldiers defending their homeland,” the president said.

He said that the Russian president’s attack on Ukraine was “premeditated and totally unprovoked.”

“He thought the West and NATO wouldn’t respond. He thought he could divide us at home, in this chamber and in this nation. He thought he could divide us in Europe as well. But Putin was wrong. We are ready. We are united, and that’s what we did. We stayed united,” the president said.

“We prepared extensively and carefully.

“We spent months building a coalition of other freedom-loving nations in Europe and the Americas to the Asian and African continents to confront Putin,” he said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – The White House has pushed the so-called green transition in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, arguing it proves global oil market dependence is unstable.

President Joe Biden believes that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine proves that the U.S. needs to move away from crude oil altogether, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during an interview Sunday. Her comments came in response to Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton’s interview earlier in the day, where he argued that the federal government should open the door to greater domestic fossil fuel production and cut off Russian imports.

“What this actually justifies, in President Biden’s view, is the fact that we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, on oil in general, and need to — and we need to look at other ways of having energy in our country and others,” Psaki said in the interview with ABC News. 

“A number of European countries are recognizing they need to reduce their own reliance on Russian oil,” she said. “So I’m not sure we agree with that assessment of what needs to happen. But energy sanctions remain on the table.”

But Cotton noted in his comments Sunday that Biden shut down the Keystone XL pipeline in the early days of his administration. The pipeline project would have allowed for greater oil imports from Canada, the U.S.’ largest oil trade partner.

“How about we impose (sanctions on Russia’s energy sector), but we lift all those restrictions on the production of American oil and gas, so we can start drilling on federal lands again and putting out new leases, so we can re-open the Keystone Pipeline, which would bring more oil into America every day from Canada than we import every day from Russia,” Cotton said.

While the Biden administration has announced several rounds of economic sanctions against Russia, it has yet to sanction the country’s key oil and gas sector. The fossil fuel industry provides about 40% of Russia’s federal budget.

Russia provided about 670,000 barrels of oil per day to the U.S. in 2021, Energy Information Administration data showed. (RELATED: Biden Administration Quietly Delays, Stops Oil And Gas Leasing After Legal Defeat)

“This administration is floundering, truly floundering. They have no policy except that they’re at the altar of green energy,” Republican Ohio Rep. Bob Latta, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, told the Daily Caller News Foundation in November 2021 after Psaki similarly argued higher gasoline prices prove the need for renewables.

The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Although the White House transition from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in January 2021 didn’t exactly follow tradition, there was a bit of a passing of the torch from the 45th to the 46th president.

Trump left a letter for Biden, and during an interview on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki shared some details about it from behind the scenes.

According to Psaki, she was the one who first informed Biden he had been left a letter from his predecessor.

“On my first day before I did my first briefing, I was in the Oval Office talking with him about the briefing and anything he wanted me to convey or what I expected or whatever. And I said, ‘You know, I think you’re going to be asked about the letter that the former president left you,’ and he said, ‘Oh, did he leave me a letter?’” she told actor Rob Lowe on his “Literally! With Rob Lowe” podcast.

“And I was like, am I telling him he was left a letter? I don’t know, OK?” Psaki said. “So I said, ‘I think so. I think, I think that’s what happened.’

“So he kind of looked around for the letter and read the letter while I was sitting there, which was just kind of a remarkable moment.”

According to Mediaite, Biden has not shared any details regarding the letter’s contents except to say that they were “generous.”

Psaki said she doesn’t know what was in the letter but nevertheless recalled it very clearly as one of her “early memories” in the White House.

“He didn’t read it out loud. He read it to himself,” she said of Biden. “And he is such a classy guy, whether people agree with his politics or not, that he didn’t even convey it to us in that moment of what the letter said, he kind of read the letter, consumed it himself.”

That’s not all.

Psaki also told Lowe that the former president’s handwriting was “lovely” and his letter was “very long.”

From this, it seems as though Trump, even in transitioning power to a man he didn’t believe had earned the presidency, was at least thoughtful enough to put together an eloquent message.

That’s not exactly a side of Trump that the Biden administration — or the establishment media — has been willing to portray.

Perhaps he isn’t the unprofessional buffoon the media have made him out to be.

Perhaps he’s a competent leader who is willing to — temporarily and privately — show respect to even those he disagrees with the most.

It’s possible that the letter was not nice, eloquent or even well-wishing.

But if so, it seems unlikely the Biden administration would have kept the letter a secret.

(RepublicanWire.org) – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was visibly rattled after Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich grilled her about possible mask update guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.

The tense exchange began when Heinrich asked Psaki when the public could expect an update on mask policy from the CDC given several states are rolling back or planning to remove mask mandates

“When are we going to hear from the CDC on this guidance? California yesterday changed their guidance. Randi Weingarten — teachers union — is vocally asking for the White House and the CDC to weigh in. So when are we going to hear from the CDC about updating the guidance on masks?” Heinrich asked.

Psaki did not like the question one bit.

“You’ll have to ask the CDC. The CDC moves at the pace of data and science,” Psaki replied, claiming the Biden administration wants to keep in place whatever guidance allowed schools to remain open.

“We want kids to be in school. Ninety-eight percent of schools are open. That’s a very —” Psaki continued.

“Do —” Heinrich cut in, but Psaki pushed back.

“Let me finish. That’s a very good sign,” she said.

“Do you believe —” Heinrich tried again, but Psaki kept going.

“We know what works. The CDC is always going to be reviewing their guidance, including mask guidance. But in terms of when they will provide additional new guidance, that is up to them,” Psaki said again.

“Do you believe then that the Democratic-led states who are breaking with the CDC on this guidance, that they’re not — that they’re throwing science away and that the CDC is — has access to different science somehow?” Heinrich pressed.

Heinrich was referring to a number of states that announced plans to scale back or remove the mask mandates.

“We don’t look at it through that prism. These states, I think it’s important to note, they still allow for decisions to be made by local school districts,” Psaki said, claiming the real concern is that there would be places where parents or children choose to wear masks in schools but elected leaders would prevent them from doing so.

She then claimed that was already the case in some states.

“Our hope is that states, leaders will look at the science and data about what’s going on, they’ll make decisions about local school districts. Local school districts have always made these decisions. That remains the case,” Psaki concluded.


For most Americans, the COVID pandemic has been a nightmare. It’s harmed the economy, kept us apart from loved ones and sucked much of the joy out of life. Many politicians seem to be enjoying it, though. As well as giving them an excuse to slash away at our freedoms, they can blame absolutely anything on the virus.

On December 2, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked White House mouthpiece Jen Psaki what President Joe Biden plans to do about the epidemic of violence that’s sweeping the US. The correspondent was specifically referring to the smash-and-grab robberies plaguing cities and the record number of police officers shot dead while on duty. Doocy probably expected one of the Biden administration’s usual waffling non-answers; what he got was stunning.

When Psaki was asked why gangs of criminals are looting stores and leaving them with empty shelves, she replied “I think a root cause in a lot of communities is the pandemic.” Even by Psaki’s standards, that’s a stretch.

Former President Donald Trump has a different opinion. He says the upsurge in smash-and-grab robberies – often targeting luxury stores, and carried out to order by organized crime gangs – is down to Democrat-run cities where the police aren’t allowed to do their jobs. Trump called out the media for ignoring the spike in looting, but perhaps they’ll pay attention now that Psaki has given us all her unique take on the situation.