Karine Jean-Pierre’s debut as White House press secretary

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2022
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On Monday, Karine Jean-Pierre made her debut as the White House press secretary by acknowledging the historic significance of her appointment, as well as promising to maintain a transparent dialogue.

“I am obviously acutely aware that my presence at this podium represents a few firsts,” Jean-Pierre said at the start of the afternoon briefing, per The Hill.

“I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman. The first of all three of those to hold this position. I would not be here today if it were not for generations of barrier-breaking people before me....

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