White House press secretary laughs at ‘Morning Joe’ praise of Biden

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre joked Thursday that the “Morning Joe” team did not need to hear from her, after host Joe Scarborough and others on the program heaped praise on President Biden.

“Let’s go right to the White House. Joining us now, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre,” co-host Willie Geist said, introducing Jean-Pierre.

“I was going to say, I don’t think you guys need me. I was just listening to the commentary,” she said laughing. “I don’t think you guys need me this morning, but it’s good to be on.”

Mediaite first highlighted the back-and-forth.

Scarborough said Biden’s record as president, which he is expected to promote during Thursday night’s State of the Union address, was going to be “a pretty easy sell” before Jean-Pierre was introduced.

Earlier during Thursday’s broadcast, Scarborough defended Biden from attacks by his political rivals about the president’s age and fitness for office.

“He’s better than he has ever been, intellectually, analytically,” Scarborough said. “F you if you can’t handle the truth. This version of Biden … is the best Biden ever.”

Scarborough has made a name for himself in the cable news business attacking former President Trump and Republicans loyal to him.

The host mocked Trump over his mental acuity, and earlier this year, after the former president’s victory in the Iowa caucuses, he said it could be “bad news” for Trump’s chances in a general election.

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