Psaki, well-known for an endless list of foot-in-mouth gaffes during her work as a spokesperson for the State Department during the Obama period, returned to the media spotlight with the election of Joe Biden, being tapped to become his press secretary.
Jen Psaki temporarily lost her train of thought during Friday’s briefing while listing off the new administration’s claims against Moscow.
“There is a review underway that we have spoken about a bit in her by our national security team, and we’ll let that review carry forward. That includes the SolarWinds breach, it includes the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, it includes the – I’m kind of losing my thought here – but it includes a number of steps – a number of concerning actions they’ve taken,” Psaki said, responding to a question about why Biden hasn’t yet taken “sanctions action” to “punish” Russia for its alleged misdeeds.
In the same briefing, after being asked about Biden’s telephone talks with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Psaki referred to him as the “UN Secretary-General.”
She went on to almost call Secretary of State Anthony Blinken the president. “Yes, Pres- -Secretary Blinken – I almost called him President Blinken; I’m giving him a bit of [a] promotion. You never know,” she joked while fielding a question about alleged Chinese mistreatment of its Uyghur community and how this will affect US-China…