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Remembering Psaki’s Tensest Exchanges with Reporters [Video]



Jen Psaki’s time as White House press secretary has come to a close.

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy told Psaki he was “sorry to see” her depart.

“Are you?” she asked as the room erupted in laughter.

“Yes,” Doocy said. “And you’ve always been a good sport. So, on behalf of everybody, thank you for everything.”

One of the pair’s more memorable exchanges came when Psaki was visibly frustrated after Doocy asked her if President Joe Biden was aware of the criticism surrounding his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“Does the president have a sense that most of the criticism is not of leaving Afghanistan? It’s the way that he has ordered it to happen by pulling the troops before getting these Americans who are now stranded. Does he have a sense of that?” Doocy asked. 


Psaki told Doocy it was “irresponsible” to assert that Americans were “stranded,” saying that the administration was “committed to bring Americans who want to come home, home.” 

“I’m just calling you out for saying we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan when we have been very clear that we are not leaving Americans who want to return home,” Psaki said.

Watch the full montage of Psaki’s tensest exchanges below:


Montage: Psaki’s most tense and memorable exchanges with White House press