Dear Commons Community,
Joe Biden’s former White House press secretary Jen Psaki opened her new MSNBC program yesterday by telling the audience, “It’s a hell of a week to launch a new show.”
She was talking about the major news of the weekend: Donald Trump’s potential arrest and his call on his supporters to protest, and that she led with it was to be expected, given MSNBC’s long focus on the former president.
Still, with Inside with Jen Psaki, her challenge will be to make a mark during a busy Sunday morning period with all the major cable and network channels having news-oriented shows. Regardless, I thought her debut was excellent although her interviewee Hakeem Jeffreys was a bit stiff in his responses to her questions. Below is a video of her opening where she comments on “the ugly truth” that is Donald Trump and his legal issues especially as related to his possible indictment in New York City for paying “”hush money” to former porn star Stormy Daniels.
Her approachable and confident manner came through during the show as it did when she was a White House press secretary.
Good luck with the show Ms. Psaki!