Jen Psaki raised eyebrows when her comment at a White House press briefing about President Joe Biden’s health seemed to raise more questions than it answered.
The White House press secretary was asked at Tuesday’s briefing if the president would be tested for COVID-19 and how he was feeling “given the close contact” reportedly with a staffer who tested positive for the virus.
The White House announced Monday evening that an aide who had tested positive that day had been in close contact with Biden.
“On Monday morning, a mid-level staff member, who does not regularly have contact with the President, received a positive result for a COVID-19 test. Three days earlier, on Friday, that staff member had spent approximately 30 minutes in proximity to the President on Air Force One,” the White House said in a statement.
“This staff member is fully vaccinated and boosted, and tested negative prior to boarding Air Force One,” the statement continued, noting that Biden “received an antigen test Sunday, and tested negative.”