Chris Wallace Shredded for Gushing Psaki Is 'One of the Best Press Secretaries Ever'
Fox News hosts triggers backlash over bizarre praise: 'You're a clown'
Fox News host Chris Wallace is facing flak after he gushed over Democrat Joe Biden's widely-mocked spokesperson, arguing that Jen Psaki is "one of the best press secretaries ever."
Wallace, who has long been accused of anti-Trump bias, heaped praise on Psaki during an appearance on Fox News.
The panel was discussing Psaki's response to questioning from Fox News's White House correspondent Peter Doocy.
Doocy grilled Psaki about the administration's failure to visit the border, to which she falsely claimed that Biden has visited the border.
However, it emerged that Biden's trip to the border she was referencing took place 13 years ago.
Psaki and Doocy have made headlines throughout the Biden administration for their often tense exchanges in the White House press briefing room.
"Honestly, as somebody who's spent six years in the White House, my immediate reaction was, 'Those are two people at the top of their game'," Wallace said of Psaki and Doocy.
"I think that [Doocy] has become the Sam Donaldson of this White House press corps.
"And since I was working in the press corps when Sam Donaldson was there, that's a very grudging compliment on my part," Wallace said.
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"And Jen Psaki, I think, is one of the best press secretaries ever," he continued.
"I don't know that anything was particularly accomplished, but they both gave and got pretty good."
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Reaction to Wallace's complement of Psaki was mixed.
Supporters of the Biden administration said they agreed with the declaration, but critics of the Biden administration condemned Wallace.
- "TURN OFF FOX NEWS," ACTforAmerica founder Brigitte Gabriel said.
- "Chris Wallace called Jen Psaki one of the best press secretaries ever. And he's 100% correct!" another person said.
- "Today I learned that Chris Wallace has never seen a White House press briefing before today since he thinks Jen Psaki is the best Press Secretary he's ever seen. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even activists posing as journalists, but that is a bold statement," one person said.
- "lol. all the magas are crying and hating on Chris Wallace because he called Jen Psaki one of the best press secretaries ever. He's right and they know it. She handles the idiots like Doocy with ease," another person said.
- "Chris Wallace, @FoxNewsSunday, you're a clown," Sebastian Gorka said.
- "According to Fox News Chris Wallace, Jen Psaki is one of the best press secretaries ever. I'm not surprised he said that. He's a Democrat protecting his fellow Democrat," another person said.
Wallace has also sparred with Psaki, grilling her in March over allegations the Biden administration was blocking media from documenting the border crisis.