Joe Rogan expressed sympathy for Jen Psaki on the Thursday episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, saying he “feels bad” for the outgoing White House press secretary and what she needed to undergo within the position.
“I feel bad for that Jen Psaki lady,” the controversial podcaster mentioned. “Everybody says she’s shrill in the way she communicates but whatever. Imagine having that job! F**k that job, because she has to debate with people more than the president does.”
On Thursday, Psaki introduced that she shall be stepping down as White House press secretary on May 13 after assuming the position with the Biden administration in January 2021. She shall be changed by the principal deputy press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre.
During his Thursday present, Rogan recommended they really had comparable jobs—however admitted Psaki had it more durable. He defined: “She has to go back and forth with the press. And sometimes she says things in confidence but, just like being on a f***ing podcast, sometimes you say things and you think it’s true while you’re saying it.”
“It turns out it’s not and you represent the president of the United States and no one is fact-checking you in real-time,” Rogan mentioned. It’s all taking place stay on tv. Yikes!” He added once more for emphasis: “F**okay that job!”
Speaking about the high profile position on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, on Thursday, Rogan said: “The complete factor is ‘gotcha.’ The press desires to get her and make her look silly and she or he desires to indicate them that she’s the lady boss and ‘I’ve all of the info.'”
Referencing the press secretary’s oft-used phrase, Rogan added: “She would not even ‘circle again’ anymore, do you discover that?… That was her factor, ‘circle again.’ She would not say that anymore, as a result of folks began making enjoyable of it after which additionally as a result of she did not need to circle again.
“She would’ve already circled back on those other things,” he mentioned. “There was a lot of things she was supposed to circle back on. She probably has a f***ing to-do list that’s a mile long.”
Rogan’s visitor, comic Tony Hinchcliffe, additionally threw his help behind Psaki by joking: “Got to give her credit for breaking that glass ceiling…they normally don’t give redheads a position like that.”
Rogan’s present of help comes three months after Psaki appeared to criticize him when requested about Spotify’s choice so as to add content material advisories to podcast episodes that mentioned COVID-19 following controversial claims Rogan made on his podcast about vaccines. While Psaki did not reference Rogan straight, she mentioned that the disclaimer was “a positive step, but there is more that can be done.”
Psaki took over as press secretary from Kayleigh McEnany (whom Rogan known as “the GOAT”) in January 2021. She had beforehand served in former President Barack Obama’s administration because the deputy press secretary in 2009 earlier than shifting to varied different roles in communications on the White House. She went on turn into a political commentator on CNN from 2017 till 2020 when she returned to the White House for the press secretary position within the Biden administration.
Last month, Axios reported that Psaki was in secret talks with MSNBC to affix the community with a TV position.
The White House named Karine Jean-Pierre as Psaki’s successor. Psaki grew to become emotional as she launched “my friend, my colleague, my partner in truth” Jean-Pierre to the press on the podium when she introduced she was stepping down on Thursday.
Jean-Pierre is at the moment serving because the principal deputy press secretary and would be the first black lady, and the primary overtly homosexual particular person to serve within the position. She beforehand served as Vice President Kamala Harris’s chief of workers throughout her 2020 presidential marketing campaign, and in addition labored on former President Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012.
Newsweek reached out to Jen Psaki and Joe Rogan for remark.