U.S. President Joe Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki was accused of disrespecting the U.S. Armed Forces: instead of answering a question about the US Space Force, the country’s space force, she spoke about a non-existent plane, reports Politico.
“Wow, Space Force. That’s the plane of today,” Psaki responded to a question about that branch of the military and said she didn’t know who the White House contact on the issue was. Her answer was interpreted by the media not as ignorance of the name of the space force Donald Trump founded in 2019, but as an unfortunate joke, referring to a discussion of aircraft earlier in the same press conference.
“It’s frightening how Biden’s press secretary casually devalues an entire branch of our military for a quip or a joke that I’m sure China would enjoy,” Republican Senator Mike Rogers told reporters in a conversation with reporters.
After the statement, Psaki spoke out in support of the space force on her Twitter, saying that their employees are always welcome at the White House.
Previously, it was reported that Psaki “lost her train of thought” during her accusations against Russia. During her speech, Psaki also referred to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as UN Secretary General and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken as President.