White House press secretary makes bizarre claims about rural Americans
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is being hit with a brutal backlash after she pushed bizarre stereotypes about white conservatives and rural American communities.
During a Monday media briefing, Psaki caused outrage by singling out red-state Americans while explaining the federal government’s efforts to vaccinate people.
The press sec said the White House has resorted to racial stereotyping in the hope of convincing white conservatives to accept the government’s COVID vaccines.
According to Psaki, people in states such as Mississippi, Ohio, and Oklahoma can only be reached through targeted ads on television during events such as NASCAR races and TV shows about deep-sea fishing.
“The New York Times, last week, came out with a story that Mississippi was having a hard time getting folks vaccinated,” a reporter told Psaki, according to an official White House transcript.
“But it’s not just Mississippi; it’s a bunch of other rural states — Ohio, Oklahoma.”
“They’re at 34 percent vaccination rate,” the reporter added, according to WND.
“Has the White House been in touch with these governors to see what they can do now?” Psaki was asked.
“Because, of course, this impacts herd immunity and the goals of the White House just to get these shots in arms.”
Psaki’s answer was a doozy.
No circling back was necessary, as she was armed and ready to generalize millions of people as racing fans in cowboy hats.
In what would become a racist screed, Psaki announced steps to reach “local messengers” and others to pass along how safe vaccines are.
.@PressSec on White House efforts to strengthen vaccine confidence in “white conservative communities”:
“We’ve run PSAs on the Deadliest Catch, we’re engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV” pic.twitter.com/yX51FkuSOH
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 12, 2021
“We’re also investing $3 billion to states and community-based organizations to strengthen vaccine confidence in the highest-risk and hardest-hit communities,” she said.
“And often, people think of that as just black and brown communities, and that is not.
“As you’ve noted, that is also conservative communities, white evangelicals.
“It’s a range of communities around the country.”
Psaki then showed the world in a few despicable sentences how she views those who live far away from the overrated coasts and their mask-polluted beaches.
“We’ve also had a number of our members of our COVID team, from Dr. Fauci and Dr. Collins — participate, as an example, participate in a range of media interviews,” she said.
“You know, an example is Dr. Collins participated in ‘The 700 Club.’
“Dr. Nunez-Smith hosted a faith leaders roundtable.
“We’re also looking for — we’ve run PSAs on the ‘Deadliest Catch.’
“We’re engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV.”
Twitter users shredded the inept press secretary over her comments stereotyping white conservatives and Christians:
I was wondering why someone had printed “get vaccinated” on all the wife beaters and Duke’s mayonnaise jars at Walmart https://t.co/RcF271VAAs
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) April 12, 2021
This is akin to saying they put PSA stickers on watermelons and buckets of fried chicken. 🙄 https://t.co/5OwleP8GlX
— Evelyn (@EvelynLouise8) April 13, 2021
“We’ve got a huge buy on ‘Hee Haw’ reruns,” she continued. https://t.co/i074j75lZ3
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 12, 2021
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ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com