“I am obviously acutely aware that my presence at this podium represents a few firsts. I am a black, gay, immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position,” Jean-Pierre said during her first briefing Monday. “I would not be here today if it were not for generations of barrier-breaking people before me. I stand on their shoulders.”
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Jean-Pierre takes over for outgoing press Secretary Jen Psaki, who held her last briefing on Friday before departing for her new role at MSNBC.
Psaki became known for her often tense exchanges with Fox News’ 피터 두시, who told the outgoing press secretary that he was “sorry to see” her go.
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“예,” Doocy replied. “And you’ve always been a good sport. 그래서, on behalf of everybody, thank you for everything.”
Doocy will now have to question Jean-Pierre, who served as the White House principal deputy press secretary before being elevated to her new job.