Today: Sunday, 5 February 2023 year

A White House spokeswoman interrupted the briefing after an argument with a reporter.

A White House spokeswoman interrupted the briefing after an argument with a reporter.

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre walked out of the briefing room after an argument with a reporter.

Toward the end of the briefing, a journalist asked an administration official “why is it so difficult to give an opportunity to ask a question about the US-Africa summit.” The reporter tried to explain the importance of the topic, but Jean-Pierre interrupted him.
It’s not difficult,” she said.


The journalist continued to ask for the opportunity to ask a question. “But you won’t let me answer,” Jean-Pierre retorted.

The reporter was surprised in response because he hadn’t asked the question yet.

“I tried, you didn’t let me, so your colleagues will ask a question. I literally just tried to answer your question, you didn’t let me,” the spokeswoman repeated.


Let me ask a question,” the journalist asked again. With that, Jean-Pierre said goodbye and left the briefing room.