White House won’t confirm new book saying Biden adviser called white people ‘incredibly racist’

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FIRST ON FOX: the White House wouldn’t confirm an excerpt from a new book that said one of President Biden’s 2020 campaign advisers called white people “incredibly racist.”

Fox News Digital has exclusively obtained the excerpt from the upcoming book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” by Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin. They write that one of the president’s advisers has made a complaint about Biden’s decision to make current Vice President Kamala Harris his running mate.

“In the opinion of a close Biden adviser, Harris was ‘in many ways the safer and more obvious choice,'” the book reads. “But to simply call her a Goldilocks pick, this person said, would be understating the common sense Biden showed in putting her on the ticket.”

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The White House has not confirmed an excerpt from a new book saying one of President Biden’s 2020 campaign advisers called white people “incredibly racist.”
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“Harris had scored highest in campaign polls among all black women considered for the position, but the data had not suggested she would be a safe choice,” the book continues.

“You know, white women are incredibly racist. So are white men,” the counselor said, according to the book. “None of this was safe. It was a risky thing to do. But it was the safest choice we had.”

Pressed by Fox News Digital about the excerpt from the book, the White House did not confirm the adviser’s remarks.

“We respect that there will be no shortage of books written about the administration containing a wide variety of claims,” a White House spokesperson said. “We do not plan to engage in confirmations or denials with respect to the details of these claims.”

Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a briefing at the White House, April 20, 2022.
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Press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a briefing at the White House, April 20, 2022.
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The new book also revealed that a key Biden adviser, director of the Office of Public Engagement and senior adviser, Cedric Richmond, made reference to the “Squad” representatives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Like “fucking jerks” while talking to a friend.

According to the book, Richmond was the most vocal of Biden’s advisers preparing for a progressive party mutiny, blaming the left-wing Democrats for misinterpreting the results of the 2020 campaign and not being politically savvy during of a phone call to an ally in Louisiana after his appointment. was announced.

Richmond had been targeted by the progressive activist group Sunrise Movement because of his ties to the fossil fuel industry and was not happy with Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and the other “Squad” members, going as far as to call them “f—ing idiots.”

The president’s adviser Steve Ricchetti also had words for “the team,” although less harsh than Richmond, telling Capitol Hill ally Biden that “the problem with the left is that they don’t understand that they Are lost”.

Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on November 5, 2021.

Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on November 5, 2021.
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Ricchetti’s remarks came as Progressives targeted both Democrats and Republicans over COVID stimulus bills, seeing them as not giving enough money to citizens and criticizing the lack of funds going to governments. States.

The new snippet also comes as White House press secretary Jen Psaki considers stepping out from behind the podium to spend more time with her kids and transition into her upcoming MSNBC gig.

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Deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will take on the role of Biden’s spokesperson, but the choice comes with a few luggage.

A clip recently resurfaced online of Jean-Pierre calling Fox News “racist” at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as did past tweets from the new press secretary claiming that the gubernatorial election of Georgia in 2018 was Fly.

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