After Biden Searches the Crowd for Late Congresswoman, White House Gaslights Reporters, Claiming “Not All That Unusual”

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    On Wednesday, the White House wouldn’t acknowledge President Joe Biden’s moment of lunacy after he looked around for a deceased member of congress during an event to fight hunger.

    “Jackie are you here? Where’s Jackie?” Biden asked as he looked out over the crowd after thanking and naming members of both parties for their contributions to the planning of the event.

    Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) was killed in August in a fatal car crash.

    However, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wouldn’t explain why Biden said that, even after a video of him searching for her became viral on social networks.

    “The president was naming the congressional champions on this issue and was acknowledging her incredible work,” she added in the daily press briefing in the White House.

    “Of course she was on his mind. She was on top of mind for the president,” Jean-Pierre said.

    Jean-Pierre told reporters that Biden was planning to meet with Walorski's family on Friday, to sign a bill that will rename a Veterans Affairs clinic in her honor and that the issue was in his thoughts.

    A number of other journalists asked Jean-Pierre to clarify the president's remarks, with some of them seeming awestruck by her answer.

    “I think the confusing part is why, if she and the family is top of mind, does the president think she is living and in the room?” one reporter said.

    “I don’t find that confusing,” Jean-Pierre responded. “I mean I think many people can speak to sometimes when you have people top of mind, they are top of mind, exactly that.”

    A reporter attempted to get her to answer a second time about Biden's remarks and she stated that she did not understand why people continued to ask about his remarks.

    “I’m not sure why. Why? Why one more time?” she asked.

    When asked if Biden had a mishap or had misread the teleprompter, Jean-Pierre seemed indignant.

    “I mean you’re jumping to a lot of conclusions,” she responded. “No, but I … I’m answering the question, you’re jumping to a lot of conclusions I just answered your question. If that had been the case, I would have stated that.”

    “What I have said is that she is on top of mind,” Jean-Pierre restated.

    When a reporter attempted to clarify her statement, she replied “My answer is certainly not going to change.”

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