White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has been notoriously bad at her job. Her spins have been sad amateurish affairs. But we must say, this is a step up the expertise ladder. Soon, she might speak intelligible English.
FNC: “White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday was pressed on President Biden and Vice President Harris’ initial support for actor Jussie Smollett’s hate crime claims, but noted that Biden and Harris weren’t alone in initially believing Smollett.
Smollett claimed in January 2019 that he was savagely attacked near his Chicago apartment while leaving to pick up food. Smollett was found guilty on five of six charges relating to felony disorderly conduct on Friday. Smollett was determined to have repeatedly lied to police and fabricated the incident for publicity.”
“I would say that we respect the jury’s decision,” Psaki told press Friday at a White House presser. “Lying to the police, particularly about something as heinous as a hate crime, is shameful.” But that wasn’t Joe’s initial response.
What happened today to @JussieSmollett  must never be tolerated in this country. We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie. https://t.co/o8ilPu68CM 
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 30, 2019 
Psaki further said, “If you look back at the time, it is also true and important to note that accusations of hate crimes should be taken seriously and they need to be fully investigated, but that is where everybody was looking at it at the time.
“There are lessons learned, perhaps, for everyone who commented at the time,” Psaki told reporters Friday. “Including former President Trump.” She has a point. Trump initially said, “That, I can tell you, is horrible. It doesn’t get worse.’
Vice President Kamala Harris called the hate crime claim a “modern day lynching,” and described Smollett as “one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.” Per her social network, she actually was telling the truth.
Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany commented, “Her boss is the ultimate race-baiter,” McEnany said about Biden. “Smollett is now a proven liar after the con artist was convicted of 5 of 6 charges for staging his own hate crime and lying to police,” also said Jesse Watters. He added, “It was clear to any sensible person from the start that the facts of this hate hoax didn’t add up. But that didn’t matter to the media trying to push a racial narrative to divide the nation.”