Twitter Erupts After Jen Psaki Makes This Comment About Biden

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 15 March 2023 19:25
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Twitter users expressed shock, outrage, and amusement after Jen Psaki, the former White House press secretary, praised President Joe Biden for delivering remarks to the public at 9 a.m., despite his typical inactivity during the start of regular business hours.

Psaki appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday, noting that "President Biden does nothing at 9 a.m. He is a night owl." She added that Biden's decision to speak publicly at 9 a.m. highlights the White House's recognition of the importance of having his voice out there.

The President's remarks on Monday addressed the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, during which he assured the public that the American banking system remains safe and customers would have access to their money. Taxpayers wouldn't be on the hook for the administration's actions to contain the collapse.

Chad Gilmartin, the deputy spokesperson for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., swiftly flagged Psaki's comments on Twitter. Social media users also joined in the conversation, mocking Psaki's remarks, while others criticized the President for not starting work when most Americans had already begun their workday.


Some Twitter users blasted Biden as "lazy," questioning whether he works and noting that many Americans are already deep into their workday by 9 a.m. Others highlighted a CNN story from 2021 that appeared to directly contradict Psaki's claim that Biden is a "night owl," which stated that Biden "is more of an early-to-bed type."

The CNN story, in combination with Psaki's remarks, raises the question of how many hours Biden works a day if he goes to bed early and starts work late. One Twitter user humorously suggested that media outlets will start publishing stories on "why 17 hours of sleep a night is a sign you're a strong leader."

Psaki's comments and the subsequent reactions on social media highlight the growing scrutiny around the President's work schedule and the messaging surrounding it. While the White House recognizes the importance of Biden's public voice, his working hours remain a subject of interest for some.