Biden appoints Psaki as White House press secretary

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Biden appoints Psaki as White House press secretary
Biden appoints Psaki as White House press secretary
30 November 2020, 10:18PoliticsPhoto: AFP
Joseph Biden, who won the presidential elections in the United States, announced his intention to appoint Jen Psaki, the press secretary of the White House, who previously served as the head of the press service of the State Department.

Women will fill key positions in the White House communications team he is creating, Biden said. According to the website of the transition team created by Biden headquarters, the first communications team consisting of "all women" will appear in the United States. Kate Bedingfield, who served as Biden's deputy head of campaign, will become White House communications director.

"Biden intends to appoint the former head of the press service of the US Department of State Jen Psaki as the press secretary of the White House", - said Interfax.

Psaki previously worked on the Obama team, where Biden served as vice president. Psaki commented on her appointment to the leadership position on Twitter, stating that she is "honored to be working on a team again with Biden".

Psaki's chief deputy will be Karin Jean-Pierre, a former NBC and MSNBC political analyst who served as Biden's senior advisor and was chief of staff to his vice president, Kamala Harris.

In addition, Biden's “women's communications team” will include Pili Tobar, who will become deputy director of communications for the White House; Ashley Etienne, who served as a senior adviser to Biden's campaign, will be named director of communications for Harris, and Simone Sanders, who was press secretary for Senator Bernie Sanders, will take over as senior adviser and chief press secretary to the vice president.

Elizabeth Alexander, who served as a senior advisor to the Biden-Harris campaign headquarters, will be appointed communications director for future First Lady Jill Biden.

Biden's inauguration as president of the country should take place on January 20. On the same day, the current head of state, Donald Trump, will leave the White House. Failed to get enough votes on November 3 for re-election for a second presidential term.

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