United States: Joe Biden chooses Karine Jean-Pierre as spokesperson, first black woman and first lesbian in this position

A new face and a new profile. US President Joe Biden has chosen Karine Jean-Pierre as the next spokesperson for the White House. This is the first time that this highly exposed position has been awarded to a black and lesbian woman. She will succeed Jen Psaki from May 13, according to a statement from the White House. Karine Jean-Pierre, 44, was until now the deputy spokeswoman for the Biden administration, Jen Psaki’s “number 2”.

“In 2016, then national spokesperson for the organization MoveOn, she said: ‘I am everything Donald Trump hates: female, black, gay and mom’relates France 24. Daughter of parents born in Haiti, Karine Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique and came to the United States at the age of 5.

After studying at the prestigious Columbia University in New York, the one who is now married to a CNN journalist spent several years in activism, then participated in Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008. She then followed to the White House, reports RFI, and held various positions there. During the last Democratic primary, this mother of a 7-year-old girl, whom she adopted, was the campaign manager of Kamala Harris, the current American vice-president.

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