White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced tonight that she has tested positive for COVID and she thanked the vaccine for only experiencing “mild symptoms.”
In a statement, Psaki said that “On Wednesday, in coordination with senior leadership at the White House and the medical team, I made the decision not to travel on the foreign trip with the president due to a family emergency, which was members of my household testing positive for COVID-19.”
“Since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. However, today, I tested positive for COVID. While I have not had close contact in person with the president or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday — and tested negative for four days after that last contact — I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency,” Psaki continued.
Psaki explained that she “last saw the president on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six feet apart and wore masks.”
“Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms, which has enabled me to continue working from home. I will plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of the ten-day quarantine following a negative rapid test, which is an additional White House requirement, beyond CDC guidance, taken out of an abundance of caution,” Psaki concluded.
With Psaki being unable to now hold press briefings, she won’t have to answer a question about the rumor that President Joe Biden had soiled himself while meeting with the pope.
Author Michael Malice questioned her about it though in a response to her tweet that contained the statement, however.
“So did he sh*t his pants or not?” Malice asked.
So did he shit his pants or not?— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) October 31, 2021
Conservative news outlet “Twitchy Team” responded to the news, and condemned Biden for meeting maskless with the pope.
“President Biden met maskless with Pope Francis despite knowing Jen Psaki was in a secret quarantine for exposure to COVID-19,” they pointed out.
President Biden met maskless with Pope Francis despite knowing Jen Psaki was in a secret quarantine for exposure to COVID-19 https://t.co/jAPbk0ScpC— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 31, 2021
Fox News noted that last Monday, a day before his last encounter with Psaki, Biden coughed into his hand following a speech in New Jersey and proceeded to shake hands with members of the public, all while not wearing a mask.
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