White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
UPDATED 9:44 AM PT – Tuesday, November 16, 2021
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempts to defend the Biden administration’s record on COVID, inflation and China in a rocky briefing. On Monday, she spoke on the growing frustration among Americans with Democrat infighting in Washington, D.C.
“He’s frustrated by the negativity, the in-fighting, that we’ve seen in Washington over the last couple of months,” said Psaki. “He’s tired of it too. He knows what the American people expect is that leaders are going to be talking issues that matter to them.”
Psaki went on to comment on Biden’s virtual summit with the leader of China, saying the Biden administration wants to foster a relationship with the communist country.
“If you look at our approach to China, we talked about rebuilding our alliances, relationships, coordinating with Europeans and other key partners around the world in how we’re approaching this relationship,” stated the White House official.
Moving on to COVID, Psaki said despite recent polling, which suggests people are tired of COVID and COVID-related restrictions, the Biden administration is not done yet.
“There’s a fatigue from COVID,” she admitted. “People are sick and tired of COVID and its effect on the economy. We understand that. We’re tired of it too. That’s why it’s the number one continues to be getting COVID under control.”
When questioned on rising inflation and low numbers on the overall economy, Psaki claimed increased spending will lead to long term economic growth Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s approval rating among Americans continues to fall and remains near record lows.