A reporter shouted at White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for absurdly claiming the media twisted Biden’s words when he clearly vowed to shut down coal plants across the country.
A CBS reporter asked Karine Jean-Pierre about her attempt at damage control after Joe Biden promised to shut down coal plants.
Biden celebrated coal plant workers losing their jobs last Friday.
“No one is building new coal plants because they can’t rely on it,” Biden said on Friday in north San Diego county. “Even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of the existence of the plant.”
“So it’s going to become a wind generation,” Biden added. “And all they’re doing is, it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on. We’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.”
BIDEN ON COAL:
“We’re gonna be shutting these plants down all across America, and having wind and solar.” pic.twitter.com/JXIZxDzvsu
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 4, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre over the weekend scrambled to clean up on aisle Biden after major backlash.
“The President’s remarks yesterday have been twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended; he regrets it if anyone hearing these remarks took offense. The President was commenting on a fact of economics and technology: as it has been from its earliest days as an energy superpower, America is once again in the midst of an energy transition,” Karine Jean-Pierre said.
A CBS reporter asked Karine Jean-Pierre who “twisted” Joe Biden’s words.
“You mentioned a couple times” Biden’s “words” on coal “were twisted. So, who twisted them? Did Manchin twist them? Did someone else twist them?” the reporter queried.
“It’s how it was reported out…This is important. If you read the full transcript, [he] was very clear,” Karine Jean-Pierre said.
CBS’s @KathrynW5: “You mentioned a couple times” Biden’s “words” on coal “were twisted. So, who twisted them? Did Manchin twist them? Did someone else twist them?”
KJP: “It’s how it was reported out…This is important. If you read the full transcript, [he] was very clear” pic.twitter.com/7zgM13C078
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 7, 2022
Another reporter pushed back on Karine Jean-Pierre’s lies.
“How did we twist those words? He said ‘we’re shutting those plants down!’” the reporter shouted.
KJP ignored the reporter and moved on.
Jean-Pierre: “We believe his words were twisted.”
Reporter: “How did we twist those words? He said ‘we’re shutting those plants down!'” pic.twitter.com/Dlr4iz2NLU
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 7, 2022