Karine Jean-Pierre Tries To Pull April Fools’ Prank, And, Well …

Karine Jean-Pierre Tries To Pull April Fools’ Prank, And, Well …

  • April 2, 2024

Ron Dicker, Huff Post

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tried an April Fools’ prank on reporters Monday, but they didn’t seem too impressed.

“So, I have something at the top for all of you, and I think you’ll be really interested in this,” she said. “So, President Biden is scheduled to announce he is revoking the Hatch Act so as a gift to all of you — so, now I can actually take all your questions about 2024.”

According to the White House transcript, there was “laughter” from the journalists after Jean-Pierre’s joke about the Hatch Act, which prohibits government officials from campaign talk on the job.

But the clip shared by Forbes seemed to include more sarcastic “ha-ha’s” than actual laughter.

The tabloid noted that Jean-Pierre was found to have violated the Hatch Act for using the term “MAGA Republicans” before an election and was issued a warning by the federal agency that enforces the law.

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