Asked about that remark, and whether President Joe Biden would keep Thomas-Greenfield in her position, Psaki replied, “Is the President going to remove an African American woman with decades of experience in the Foreign Service who is widely respected around the world from her position as ambassador to the U.N.? He is not.”
An “African American woman”? Is Psaki saying that one of the reasons she shouldn’t be let go is the color of her skin?
“He will — he is proud to have her in that position,” Psaki continued. “He — she is not only qualified; he believes she is exactly the right person in that role at this moment in time. I have not seen her comments. I will say that there’s no question that there has been a history of institutional racism in this country, and that doesn’t require the U.N. Ambassador to confirm that.”
Yes, slavery and Jim Crow have been a part of our history. We also eradicated those long ago.
Asked for clarification, “Does the President think our founding documents are racist?” which should have elicited an immediate “Certainly not,” Psaki instead stated, “I will leave my comments to speak for themselves. And, certainly, I think most people recognize the history of systemic racism in our country, and she was speaking to that.”
No, the ambassador was not speaking to history. She was falsely claiming that our founding documents and principles, none of which mentions race, are “white supremacist.” Under any administration that is not America-hating, that would be cause for strong denunciation and the ambassador’s firing.