Karine Jean-Pierre Makes History as New White House Press Secretary

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Karine Jean-Pierre is making past arsenic the archetypal Black pistillate and openly cheery idiosyncratic to service as the White House Press Secretary.

President Joe Biden announced Jean-Pierre's appointment connected May 5 successful a White House statement. She will regenerate the existent Press Secretary and Assistant to the President Jen Psaki, who has been successful the relation since November 2020. Jean-Pierre presently serves arsenic main lawman property secretary. 

"Karine not lone brings the experience, endowment and integrity needed for this hard job, but she volition proceed to pb the mode successful communicating astir the enactment of the Biden-Harris Administration connected behalf of the American people," Biden said successful the statement. "Jill and I person known and respected Karine a agelong clip and she volition beryllium a beardown dependable speaking for maine and this Administration."

Psaki volition beryllium leaving the White House to articulation MSNBC successful an on-air role, according to Axios. Her past time arsenic property caput volition beryllium May 13.

"She is passionate," Psaki tweeted about Jean-Pierre. "She is astute and she has a motivation halfway that makes her not conscionable a large colleague, but an astonishing Mom and human. Plus, she has a large consciousness of humor."

Jean-Pierre antecedently served arsenic the elder Advisor to Joe Biden during his statesmanlike run and officially joined the Biden squad upon his election. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced successful November 2020 that their While House elder communications team—which some Jean-Pierre and Psaki were a portion of—would beryllium an all-female team, per CNBC.

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Jean-Pierre besides held a historical property briefing successful May 2021 that made her the 2nd Black pistillate and archetypal openly cheery pistillate to bash so.

"I admit the historical nature. I truly do," Jean-Pierre said during the briefing, per CNN. "But I judge that … being down this podium, being successful this room, being successful this gathering is not astir 1 person. It's astir what we bash connected behalf of the American people."

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