Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy made waves by asking White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre why the president is “treated like a baby.”
The unexpected question came during Tuesday’s press briefing.
President Joe Biden will be 81 in November.
“President Biden is the oldest president in U.S. history. Why does White House staff treat him like a baby?” Doocy asked.
DOOCY: “President Biden is the oldest President in American history. Why does White House Staff treat him like a baby?” 🤣
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 5, 2023
“No one treats the President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief, like a baby,” Jean-Pierre fired back.
“So, there’s this book that says—” Doocy began.
Jean-Pierre cut him off, saying, “That’s ridiculous, it’s a ridiculous claim.”
“Why does White House staff treat Joe Biden like a baby?”
Peter Doocy leaves Karine Jean-Pierre STUNNED with another SAVAGE question! pic.twitter.com/OXsYioFBFb
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Doocy was referencing The Last Politician by Atlantic writer Franklin Foe, which states, “rather than owning his [Biden’s] failure, he fumed to friends how he was treated like a toddler. Was [former President] John Kennedy ever babied like that?”
“I’ll say this, there is always going to be a range of books that are about every administration, as you know, that’s going to have a variety of claims. That is not unusual, that happens all the time and we’re not going to litigate here. That’s not something that we are going to speak to,” Jean-Pierre said.
Doocy went on to question the press secretary about a Wall Street Journal poll that found two-thirds of Democrats believe the president is “too old” for a second term.
Doocy: “Why do you think it is that, in the @WSJ poll, 2/3rds of Democrats think…Biden is too old to run again?
KJP: “Look…I can speak to a president who has wisdom…experience…who has done historic…actions and has delivered historic pieces of legislation.” pic.twitter.com/r4fCHbOE9G
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 5, 2023
The press secretary claimed that Biden has “wisdom,” “experience,” and has taken “historic action” on infrastructure legislation.