Jen Psaki slammed by families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan for claiming Biden never checked time at Dover ceremony

Jen Psaki slammed by families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan for claiming Biden never checked time at Dover ceremony
Jen Psaki claimed in her book that Joe Biden looked at his wristwatch only after the dignified transfer at Dover ended (Screenshot/WION YouTube, Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Jen Psaki, the former White House press secretary, has come under fire over her new book which makes false claims about the President's conduct at a serious ceremony, reported the Daily Mail.

Titled 'Say More Lessons from Work, the White House, and the World,' the book states that incumbent Joe Biden did not look at his watch during the ceremony at Dover for the 13 soldiers killed during the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. "The president looked at his watch only after the ceremony had ended. Moments later, he and the First Lady headed toward their car," wrote Psaki, labeling other contradictory narratives as misinformation.


Jen Psaki slammed over misinformation in new book

Fact-checkers were quick to call out Psaki, noting that the President was caught on multiple news cameras looking at his watch at least twice while the ceremony took place.

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - NOVEMBER 08: President-elect Joe Biden arrives at St. Joseph on the Brandywin
President Joe Biden was caught on camera looking at his watch at the ceremony for fallen soldiers during the US departure from Afghanistan in 2021 (Getty Images)

While the author did not share any immediate response, she reportedly told Axios on May 13, that the future prints of her book would make the necessary corrections and do away with the wrong misinformation claim.

Psaki wrote that the "detail in a few lines of the book about the exact number of times he looked at his watch will be removed in future reprints and the ebook."

"The story on Afghanistan is really about the importance of delivering feedback even when it is difficult told through my own experience of telling President Biden that his own story of loss was not well received by the families who were grieving their sons and daughters," she added.

Gold Star families outraged over Jen Paski's 'dishonest' book

Families of the deceased soldiers were furious with Paski for putting the false narrative in her book. In a joint statement to the Daily Mail, the families wrote, "Jen Psaki’s claim in her book that this was 'misinformation' is not only dishonest but reinforces the contempt which Biden Administration officials have shown us in the aftermath of Abbey Gate terrorist attack that took the lives of our children."

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22:  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki participates in a White House pr
Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was slammed by Gold Star families for making false claims in her new book (Getty Images)

"We watched in horror as President Biden looked at his wristwatch on multiple occasions during the dignified transfer of our children in Dover," they continued. "We are calling on Simon & Schuster and MSNBC to hold Ms Psaki accountable for publishing this dishonest attack on Gold Star families."

The statement was reportedly signed by Mark Schmitz and Jaclyn Schmitz, the father and stepmother of Lance Cpl Jared Schmitz, Coral Briseno, the mother of Cpl Humberto Sanchez, Darin Hoover and Kelly Barnett, the father and mother of Staff Sgt Taylor Hoover, Cheryl Jules and Christy Shamblin, the aunt and mother-in-law to Sgt Nicole Gee, Steve Nikoui, the father of Lance Cpl Kareem Nikoui, Herman and Alicia Lopez, the father and mother of Cpl Hunter Lopez, and Jim McCollum, the father of Lance Cpl Rylee McCollum.

Internet blasts Jen Psaki over false claims

The internet slammed Psaki while reacting to the claims in her book.

"Jen owes some big apologies," expressed a reader.

"Little Red Lyinghood outdid herself with this one," jibed another.

"Pissaki gaslighting the American public once again," chided a third.

"Democrats are great at actually doing what they accuse Republicans of doing, especially disseminating misinformation," wrote a fourth.

"They think they can literally rewrite history," mentioned a fifth.

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