“This has been one of the most successful weeks of the president’s tenure in the White House so far. I’m wondering if it’s just a coincidence that it’s happening while he has largely been isolating in the White House?” Pager said.
“Oh my gosh, what are you trying to say there?” Jean-Pierre said, laughing.
“I’m just wondering if the White House finds it… I mean, the president had a successful 2020 campaign where he was mostly working from his home. Work from home has seemed to be successful for the president,” he continued.
“Tyler, my goodness,” the press secretary said. “Geez, oh my gosh, the cynicism. Look, the president is going to continue to work for the American people, regardless. It doesn’t matter where he is. I hear what you’re saying, but, you know, we’ve had successes over the last 18 months, it’s not just been this week.”
The press secretary listed the passage of the American Rescue Plan and the bipartisan infrastructure bill as major successes of the administration. She also touted the recent agreement made between Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer regarding the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a reconciliation spending package aiming to lower the costs of prescription drugs and promote an all-of-the-above energy policy to tackle inflation.