Fox News reporter Peter Doocy confronted White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiFlorida school district fires teacher for medical marijuana use Fox’s Chris Wallace knocks Biden for reading ‘talking points’ Democrats ask Biden to reverse employee policy on past marijuana use MORE on Friday after the network did not get to ask a question of President BidenJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden shifts on filibuster GOP looks to squeeze Biden, Democrats on border Sanders creates new headache for Biden on taxes MORE at his first press conference.
At Friday’s press briefing, Doocy noted that Biden had a list of journalists to call on and that Fox News was the only member of the five network press pool to not get to ask a question of the president.
“I’m curious if that is official administration policy,” Doocy said.
“We’re here having a conversation, aren’t we?” Psaki responded. “And do I take questions from you every time I come to the briefing room? Has the president taken questions from you since he came into office, yes or no?”
Doocy said that Biden sometimes responds to his shouted questions at White House events but that when Biden has a list in front of him he never calls on Fox News, dating back to the campaign.
“I’m just curious with this list that he is given,” Doocy said. “The only member of the five network pool never on it dating back to when he resumed in-person events in Wilmington during the campaign.”
Psaki noted that she takes questions from Doocy every day in the briefing room and that she regularly appears on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I’d say that I’m always happy to have this conversation with you, even about the awesome socks you are wearing today, and have a conversation with you even when we disagree,” she said. “The president has taken your questions and I’m looking forward to doing ‘Fox News Sunday’ this Sunday for the third time in the last few months.”
Biden took questions from reporters at 10 different outlets on Thursday during his first press conference as president but notably steered clear of right-leaning Fox News.
Doocy has emerged as a regular sparring partner for Psaki at the daily briefings, challenging the White House with pointed questions about immigration and other hot topics of the day.
The Fox News reporter is also known to try to get Biden to answer impromptu questions at scripted events and to ask questions that other outlets have avoided on topics such as the president’s son Hunter Biden.
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