New W.H. Press Sec. Believes Trump Stole 2016 Presidential Election

“Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election … welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump,” Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted in 2016.

  • Newly minted White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted that former President Donald Trump stole the 2016 presidential election.
  • Jean-Pierre made her comments late in 2016 shortly after the results were announced, echoing the sentiments of many on the left who believed former first lady Hillary Clinton should have won the race.
  • The new White House communications officer made similar claims about Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, saying he stole the race from Democrat Stacey Abrams.
  • “Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election …..welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump,” Jean-Pierre said in December of 2016 in a tweet that quoted MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin.
  • “Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams,” the press office said in April of 2020 when she posted an article about Kemp’s COVID-19 response.
  • The White House press secretary has also called out right-leaning media in the past. “[Fox News] was racist before coronavirus, they are racist during the coronavirus, Fox News will be racist after the coronavirus,” Jean-Pierre said during a March 15 appearance on MSNBC’s “AM Joy. “So there is nothing new here,” she continued. “I think the difference is they are all-in on being state TV for Donald Trump, and so they will continue to give misinformation.”
  • Karine Jean Pierre, 47, is taking over as press secretary for Jen Psaki, who is leaving and taking a position at MSNBC.
  • The appointment was lauded as significant since Jean-Pierre is the first black, openly LGBTQ person to hold the office. 
  • Jean-Pierre previously worked on the Obama campaign and in the Obama White House before working as the National Deputy Battleground States Director for Obama’s re-election campaign.
  • She is in a domestic partnership with a female CNN journalist.