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Peter Doocy, Jean-Pierre Throw Down Over Question About Joe Biden

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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre avoided labeling anti-Israel protesters on college campuses as “extremists” during a press briefing.

When asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy, she emphasized the administration’s stance against anti-Semitism and hate, mentioning President Biden’s actions in countering such sentiments.

Jean-Pierre did not directly address whether the protesters were considered extremists but reiterated the administration’s condemnation of hate and anti-Semitic threats, emphasizing the need to support students feeling threatened. (Trending: Democrat Accused Of Blocking Release of Jeffrey Epstein Flight Logs)

“Thank you, Karine. Does President Biden think the anti-Israel protesters in this country are extremists?” asked Doocy.

“What I can say is, we’ve been very clear about this. When it comes to anti-Semitism, there’s no place — we have to make sure that we speak against it very loud and be — and be very clear about that,” began Jean-Pierre.

“Remember what the president decided — when the president decided to run for president, is what he saw in Charlottesville in 2017, where he saw neo-Nazis marching down the streets of Charlottesville with vile anti-Semitic, just hatred, and he was very clear then and he’s very clear now,” she continued.

Adding, “He’s taken actions against this over the past two years and he’s continued to be clear. There is no place, no place for this type of vile, this kind of rhetoric.”

“We hear you guys, though, talk about extremists all the time, it is usually about MAGA extremists. So, what about these protesters who are making Jewish students feel unsafe on college campuses? Are they extremists?” replied Doocy.

“I’ve been very, very clear — I’ve been very, very clear. We are calling out any form of hate, any form of hate. It is not acceptable,” insisted Biden’s Press Secretary.

“It should not be acceptable here. And we are going to continue to call that out. And let — and let me be very clear. This is a president that has continued to have that fight in his office in this administration,” she continued.

“When he repealed Trump’s Muslim ban on his very — in first day in office. That is something that this president did. He also established an inter-policy committee to counter islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and related forms of bias and discrimination. We have taken this very, very, very seriously, from the president all the way on down.” exclaimed Jean-Pierre.

Doocy then asked, “Does President Biden look at these anti-Israel protests on college campuses and think, it’s nice to see that the country’s youth are so involved, or does he think the next generation is doing it?”

“Here’s the thing: There’s no place for hate in America,” answered Jean-Pierre.

“No, no, no,” said Jean-Pierre over an interrupting Doocy.

“I’m telling you, there’s no place for hate in America and we condemn any anti-Semitic threat or incident in the strongest terms. And you heard me say at the top. We — I gave a message to students who are feeling, who are feeling under threat right now, right?” she continued.

“We’re tracking these threats very closely. We are there for them. No student should have to be able to go to class, live on campus in fear. And, you know, these incidents, these reported anti-Semitic incidents at schools and on campuses, that should not be.”

Adding, “We have to condemn them. We have to condemn them.”

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