Doocy Grills Jean-Pierre: Why Does WH Staff Treat Joe Biden Like a Baby?

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre -- Fox News Twitter/X video screenshots. TFT compilation.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre jumped to Joe Biden’s defense Tuesday when pressed on Democrat voters’ views of his age, along with claims from an upcoming book that administration staff treat him “like a toddler.”

Fox News’ White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked Jean-Pierre during the press briefing, “President Biden is the oldest president in U.S. history. Why does White House staff treat him like a baby?”

“No one treats the president of the United States, the commander in chief, like a baby. That’s ridiculous. It’s a ridiculous claim,” Jean-Pierre claimed.

Doocy cited an upcoming book by The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer, “The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future,” in which the author writes that Biden, after appearing to call for regime change in Russia in March 2022, “fumed to friends about how he was treated like a toddler,” reports Brandon Gillespie at Fox News.

The Fox News correspondent also referenced a recent Wall Street Journal poll that found two-thirds of Democrats think Biden is too old to run for president again.

Jean-Pierre deflected: “Look, here’s what I know. Here’s what I can speak to. I can speak to that — a president who has wisdom. I can speak to a president who has experience”.

“I can speak to a president who has done historic — has taken historic action and has delivered in historic pieces of legislation. And that’s important,” she said.

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