Is Jen Psaki stepping down? WH press secretary called 'best destroyer of bulls**t' after saying she'll quit

'I think it’s going to be time for somebody else to have this job, in a year from now or about a year from now,' she told David Axelrod


                            Is Jen Psaki stepping down? WH press secretary called 'best destroyer of bulls**t' after saying she'll quit
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki talks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on February 3, 2021 (Getty Images)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has revealed that she intends to step down from her prestigious role after serving only “roughly” a year.

In an interview to David Axelrod, with whom Psaki had worked during the Obama administration, she said while she was undaunted by the challenges and responsibilities of her job, which she loves, when she had originally discussed her role with the Biden transition team, it was understood that she would be serving roughly a year in the position. “I think it’s going to be time for somebody else to have this job, in a year from now or about a year from now,” she said.

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki talks to reporters during the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on April 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Press secretaries wanting to have deadlines set for their jobs is not a new thing. Since the job itself is high-stress and quick-paced, it does tend to wear people in the post down. As a result, administrations typically work through a number of people for the job for short spans of time. For example, the Trump administration saw four separate press secretaries serve in the four-year period that former President Donald Trump was in office. 

Psaki has overall received favorable reviews for her job as the press secretary from the time she took it on. She enjoyed a particularly good week recently in which she was lauded by many in the press corps for doing a very good job in her role. Even reporters from right-leaning news outlets like Fox News' Peter Doocy praised Psaki’s genuine warmth and professionalism. 

Fans of Psaki were crestfallen at the news of her leaving sometime in 2022. Singer-songwriter Ricky Davila said: "Really sad and disappointing news that Press Secretary Jen Psaki plans on stepping down later this year or early next year. She’s literally one of the best destroyers of bullshit I’ve ever seen. Ugh. I know she has young children and I know is a taxing job, but it’s still sad nonetheless."

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki listens as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough speaks during the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on March 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

One more user wrote, "I’m crestfallen. She is my CJ Cregg....bright, quick, well-informed, engaging, candid...and playful. Love @PressSec Jen Psaki." Another said, "Lord why is Jen Psaki stepping down from WH press secretary anytime this century?" The next quipped, "Jen Psaki is better than all Donald Trump Press Secretaries put together?" One of them commented, "Jen Psaki is such a fantastic Press Sec and it really sucks that she will be stepping down."

A commenter tweeted, "If Jen Psaki wants to retire, I'm down to tell Peter Doocy to shut the fuck up every single day of the Biden administration until the end of the Harris administration." One more remarked, "Jen Psaki laid the foundation and created a blueprint for the press secretary position. Period." Another wrote, "Jen psaki is the best press secretary we ever had this sucks."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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