WH Reporter Blasts Karine Jean-Pierre for Discrimination; Tense exchange leads to shouting | wayne dupree

A reporter airing his complaints about White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre not having enough reporters in the room overshadowed the presence of the ‘Ted Lasso’ cast on Monday when went to the White House to discuss mental health.

The reporter interrupted Pierre as he was about to address the packed conference room and introduce the show’s cast and actor Jason Sudeikis when she remarked, “Karine, before – before we start. Please call everyone on the other side of the room, please.

“You treated me and others unfairly in the briefing room, and I say it’s the United States,” the speaker said. Not China, that. Simon Ateba, the White House correspondent for Today News Africa, lamented that it wasn’t Russia.

“By doing what you are doing, you are dishonouring the First Amendment. For seven months now. You have not contacted me. You are ignoring my communications. I say it is not appropriate. It is incorrect, he said. -he declares.

“No, not at all. No. That’s not what we’re doing at all. We won’t do that. We won’t do that. That’s not what we’re doing,” Jean-Pierre said.

Ateba was reprimanded by other reporters in the briefing room, who shouted “Decorum”, “Be respectful” and “You are rude”.

Are you ready? Are we going to do the right thing? asked the press officer.

It’s not about doing the right thing, Ateba added. I affirm that it is necessary to respect the first amendment.

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