‘That’s what demon possession looks like’: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre trolled as her April Fools’ prank falls flat

‘That’s what demon possession looks like’: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre trolled as her April Fools’ prank falls flat

  • April 2, 2024

Kunal Dey, MEAWW News

WASHINGTON, DC: In a misguided attempt at April Fools’ humor, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre found herself at the center of criticism after her feeble prank failed to amuse members of the press corps on Monday, April 1.

Addressing reporters from the podium, Jean-Pierre confidently announced, “So President Biden is scheduled to announce he is revoking the Hatch Act. So as a gift to all of you, now I can actually take all your questions about 2024.” However, her attempt at jest only garnered groans from the audience.

“No? I thought you would love that?” the press secretary said before ultimately admitting defeat. “All right. OK. April Fools, April Fools, April Fools – it is April 1st,” she added.

One annoyed journalist responded with a sarcastic “Ha, ha, ha.” Undeterred by the lackluster reception, Jean-Pierre said, “Thank you. I thought that was pretty — I thought it was pretty slick of me.”

Karine Jean-Pierre’s handling of the Hatch Act has come under scrutiny in the past. The independent Office of Special Counsel previously determined that she violated the Act by repeatedly using the phrase “mega-MAGA Republicans” during the 2022 midterm cycle.

The OSC’s investigation stemmed from a complaint filed by a group called Protect the Public’s Trust, led by Michael Chamberlain, an appointee to the Education Department during the Trump administration.

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