“I am proud to present a communications team in which only women are represented,” said the US President-elect.
The elected US President Joe Biden relies on a team of experienced women for communication in the White House. “Communicating directly and truthfully with the people of America is one of the most important tasks of a president,” said Biden on Sunday evening. The prominent role of the government spokeswoman goes to Jen Psaki.
Psaki was under the former Democratic President Barack Obama, among other things, communications director of the White House and spokeswoman for the State Department. Since the election, Psaki had led several briefings with journalists for Biden. She appeared clear and professional. Your deputy in the White House is to be Karine Jean-Pierre, who last worked for the elected Vice President Kamala Harris, as Biden explained.
“I am proud to present the first high-level communications team in the White House today that only includes women,” said Biden. The “qualified and experienced” candidates bring different approaches and a common will to move the country forward, said Biden. Harris said, “These communications professionals stand for our promise to create a White House that reflects the best of our country.”
Trump speaks of election fraud
Biden’s current deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, is slated to become the White House’s communications director. This gives it a less public role, but one that is important for determining the government’s overall communications strategy. Pili Tobar, in turn, is to become Bedingfield’s deputy. An advisor to Biden’s campaign team, Symone Sanders, is to become the vice president’s spokeswoman; Ashley Etienne is scheduled to work for Harris as a communications director.
Biden was declared the winner by US media after the November 3rd election. He is due to be sworn in as the new president on January 20, with Harris as the first female vice president. Biden has already filled several positions in the White House and nominated several cabinet members.
The incumbent President Donald Trump (74), meanwhile, continues to refuse to recognize Biden’s victory. He has been talking about “massive electoral fraud” for weeks, but has not presented any reliable evidence. US courts have already thrown down numerous lawsuits aimed at challenging the election results and his Republican allies.
After an original refusal, however, Trump’s government initiated the legally required, orderly handover (“transition”) a week ago. This Monday, for the first time, Biden and Harris should receive the strictly confidential briefing from the secret services, which normally only goes to the White House. In addition, the head of the Corona working group of the White House, Deborah Birx, said in a TV interview that she hopes to speak to Biden on Monday as well.