Biden names first black White House spokesperson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he has chosen Karine Jean-Pierre as White House spokesperson to replace Jen Psaki, who will leave the post on May 13.

Karine Jean-Pierre will become the first black and openly LGBT woman to hold the office of spokesperson for the American presidency, wrote Jen Psaki on Twitter.

She will “not only bring the experience, talent and integrity needed for this challenging position, but also continue to lead the way in how to communicate the work of the Biden-Harris administration on behalf of the American people.” , Joe Biden said in a statement.

Karine Jean-Pierre was a member of Joe Biden’s campaign team in 2020, having already worked at the White House during the presidency of Barack Obama.

(Report Jeff Mason, Nandita Bose and Doina Chiacu; French version Jean Terzian)

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