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Karine Jean-Pierre slams Fox reporter for citing Jeff Bezos as an economic expert
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing on Friday, July 30, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. Photo: Official White House Photo by Erin Scott White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre put a Fox reporter in his place when he tried to argue that President Joe Biden should be taking economic advice from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Fox News’s Peter Doocy was asking Jean-Pierre at the White House press briefing yesterday about a statement from Biden where he said: “You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.”
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After some back-and-forth where Doocy was apparently questioning whether tax policy affects inflation, Doocy thought he was pulling out a trump card with Bezos’s reaction to Biden.
“Jeff Bezos came out and tweeted about that. He said, ‘The newly created disinformation board should review this tweet,’” Doocy said. “Would you be okay with that?”
Jean-Pierre wasn’t having it.“Look, it’s not a huge mystery why one of the wealthiest individuals on Earth — right? — opposes an economic agenda […]