Former WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki Forced to Edit Her Book After She is Exposed for Lying

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Former White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, has published a new book in which she falsely claims Joe Biden never glanced at his watch during a ceremony honoring the return of service members who were killed in his botched Afghanistan withdrawal.

Psaki claimed that by making this statement, she was combating “misinformation.”

Even some liberal media outlets are calling her out.

Axios had previously reported and published a photo showing Biden glancing down at his watch during the ceremony.

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Eyewitnesses also confirmed seeing Biden glancing at his watch during the ceremony.

ICYMI, here is a photo.

From Axios:

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki claims in her new book that President Biden never looked at his watch during the ceremony for soldiers killed during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 — contradicting news photos and firsthand accounts of Gold Star families.

Why it matters: In TV ads and social media posts, Donald Trump and his allies repeatedly have used images of Biden checking his watch during the ceremony to try to undermine the president’s brand as an empathetic leader.

• Psaki’s book is the latest instance of current and former Biden administration officials downplaying or misrepresenting controversial episodes from the Afghanistan withdrawal ahead of the 2024 election

• Psaki, now a star anchor at MSNBC who has described herself as a journalist, writes that Biden’s critics were engaged in “misinformation” and used the image to make “him appear insensitive, concerned only about how much time had passed.”

Psaki’s publisher will now edit the section of her book that reads, “The president looked at his watch only after the ceremony had ended” with the correct information.

The Gold Star families are rightfully outraged by the lie.


Here is what Fox News had to say:

MSNBC host Jen Psaki said she will alter future reprints of her book after being called out for downplaying President Biden looking at his watch during a 2021 ceremony for U.S. service members who were killed in Afghanistan.

Psaki, who was Biden’s White House press secretary before joining MSNBC, initially claimed in her new book, “Say More,” that Biden never looked at his watch “during the ceremony.” But a report by Axios noted that Psaki’s version contradicted pictures and Gold Star families’ firsthand accounts.

Psaki, who initially declined comment, changed her tune after online backlash and told Axios “the detail in a few lines of the book about the exact number of times he looked at his watch will be removed in future reprints and the eBook.”

The soon-to-be removed version of Psaki’s book claimed “the president looked at his watch only after the ceremony had ended,” and the MSNBC star insisted Biden’s critics misrepresented the facts to make Biden appear insensitive. However, Gold Star families have long said they saw Biden check his watch multiple times during the dignified transfer ceremony.

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