WATCH: Jen Psaki Admits Big Vaccine Push Is An Effort to Bring Biden’s Poll Numbers Up
Reporter Chris Megerian asked Jen Psaki about Biden’s diminishing approval rating and what he’s planning to do about it.
“Uh, the President’s poll numbers on COVID have, have dropped. Uh, is the White House concerned about that? How does it plan to address that issue? Specifically because how people trust his opinion on this is a big question on people following the health guidelines.”
Psaki gave a reply that may have slipped by some, but not everyone. Take a look:
Psaki replies that the bad poll numbers are actually "a reflection of people being sick and tired of Covid." pic.twitter.com/iGRiPFMEmX
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Following this answer, a second reported chimed in to try and clarify her response,
“Jen, I have something else, but a quick point of clarification in response to what you said to Chris when he asked you about the President’s poll numbers on COVID. You said that the way to solve it is to continue to get people vaccinated, get people’s lives back to normal, that’s what we’re working on everyday. Did you mean by that that’s part of the way to bring the President’s poll numbers up on that issue?”
Here’s what Psaki said in response,
“Yeah. I mean what we’re talking about here is people’s frustration around COVID. And that they’re still living through difficult times. Life is not, uh, you know they’re still worried about their kids going to school, they’re worried about uh, vaccine requirements in workplaces and wanting to know that they’re safe. They’re worried about their grandparents. That’s frustrating. That’s hard. That’s emotionally exhausting. We recognize that. The best thing we can do is to continue to plow ahead, work to get more people vaccinated, uh, more companies implementing mandates, uh, and do more to get the pandemic under control.”
At first, when I read about, I was wondering if maybe the media was trying to spin that and that it was just a quick ,”Yeah” to begin a reply. Let’s face it, the right sometimes exaggerates things also. It’s nowhere near as bad as the left, but it happens occasionally.
But that’s not what happened. She paused and then answered with an affirmative answer, which was, “Yeah.”
What Psaki admitted to is that one of the reasons for pushing the vaccine as hard as they are is to try and boost his approval rating. Sorry, but that’s not going to do it. This push is one of the main reasons why his numbers are free-falling.