Former Obama official sums up why she thinks CNN article mocking Kamala Harris is ‘so much funnier’

Former White House Press Secretary and State Department Deputy National Security Adviser Jen Psaki joined a growing chorus of commentary criticizing a CNN story claiming that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., would be a lesser…

Former Obama official sums up why she thinks CNN article mocking Kamala Harris is ‘so much funnier’

Former White House Press Secretary and State Department Deputy National Security Adviser Jen Psaki joined a growing chorus of commentary criticizing a CNN story claiming that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., would be a lesser VP pick if Hillary Clinton ran again. In an interview with MSNBC, Psaki mocked the article’s statement that Harris’s “likability problems” would make her less likely to be selected because she would struggle to connect with voters.

“I mean … does CNN talk to Donald Trump about potential VP candidates, by the way? Is CNN going to send them a bunch of Donald Trump’s background stories? I can’t imagine,” Psaki said. “Do they talk to Ivanka Trump? I can’t imagine they are, either.”

“I mean, Hillary Clinton is a huge star. No one is questioning that about her. Does CNN talk to Donald Trump about potential Vice Presidential candidates, by the way? Does CNN ask him whether or not he thinks Mike Pence or a Hicky could be a better choice for a VP candidate? That’s all kinds of gossip that we’ve come to expect from the left,” Psaki said.

“It’s so much funnier to focus on things that I do believe in rather than talking about stuff that I don’t believe in. I don’t think that anybody thinks Hillary Clinton or Pence, in particular, is going to be considered a more electable V.P. candidate by a majority of the country,” Psaki said.

Psaki told MSNBC that to “pile on” is “the least of Sen. Harris’ problems.”

Among the other prominent figures to weigh in on the story was Tina Flournoy, who worked under Barack Obama as the first female undersecretary of defense, and Jeh Johnson, the third woman to serve as the secretary of homeland security.

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