Media ‘Fact-Checker’ Comes Up with Excuse for Biden Pick Wearing Russian Hat


So for those of you who don’t keep up with these things, Obama-era functionary and CNN contributor Jen Psaki has been tapped to be the White House press secretary.

Here’s Matt Wolking, a spokesman for President Donald Trump’s campaign, pointing it out this week:

In 2014, while meeting with Russian diplomats as part of her role with the State Department, Psaki donned a Russian ushanka hat with a hammer-and-sickle symbol on it. While I don’t believe that the Red Army ever issued ushankas in pink during the Soviet Union’s 1922-1991 run, the crest on the front of the hat, complete with communist hammer-and-sickle branding, is pretty period-accurate.

Psaki blamed the Russkies, saying she’d she’d “been the target of Russian propaganda” and that “the purpose is to discredit powerful messengers and to spread misinformation to confuse the public.”

“Anyone who repeats it is (unwitting or not) simply a puppet of the propaganda machine,” Psaki added.

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