Sensational and shocking news for many Russians came the day before from the White House. As Novye Izvestia has already reported, on May 13, the press secretary of US President Joe Biden, Jen Psaki, will leave her position, and her current deputy, 44-year-old Karine Jean-Pierre, who is not only black, but also open, will take her place. lesbian!
Karine was born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, French Overseas Territory, to Haitian parents and grew up in Queens Village, New York. Her mother worked as a nurse at home, her father was a taxi driver. Since both parents worked most of the day, Karin was responsible for looking after her younger siblings. She graduated from the New York Institute of Technology and then received a master's degree from Columbia University in 2003 - where she began working in student government and decided to enter politics. She was a political analyst on national television and worked in the Obama administration, and has also written a book on moving towards success. Karin came to the White House from the team of Vice President Kamala Haris, whose headquarters she headed in the elections.
Karine Jean-Pierre will become the first black woman and representative of the LGBT community to serve as White House Press Secretary. She herself called it “a historic achievement that she, a black LGBT activist, is now broadcasting on behalf of the President of the United States! (…) Being an immigrant, part of the LGBT community, a woman, black - all this is my story. People saw me standing behind this podium and speaking on behalf of the president”.
Joe Biden himself commented on this appointment: "Karin will not only bring with her the experience, talent and integrity required for such a difficult job, she will also continue to lead the dissemination of information about the work of the Biden administration - Harris on behalf of the American people".
And of Jen Psaki, the president said, "I want to say thank you to Jen for raising the bar so high, communicating directly and sincerely with the American people while maintaining a sense of humor". Earlier this spring, American media reported that Psaki was going to step down from his post in May. It is expected that in the future she will work on television.
The US administration also announced the return of Anita Dunn as a senior adviser and aide to the president.