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Karine Jean-Pierre says she misheard question in viral moment that seemingly dismissed antisemitism

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she misheard a question during Monday’s White House press briefing that resulted in viral criticism from all sides after she appeared to downplay a rise in antisemitism and quickly pivoted to condemning anti-Muslim attacks. 

“I appreciate the chance to address this. Yes, I did mishear the question. As I have footstomped many times from the podium and on the air, antisemitism is an abomination that this President has fought against his entire life; and I feel strongly about that work,” Jean-Pierre told Fox News Digital via email. 

“That’s why, in the briefing room, I have blasted the repulsive increase in antisemitic rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and hate crimes in our nation, calling out that, tragically, this is a rising threat,” Jean-Pierre continued. “And it’s a threat the President is taking concrete action every day to fight.”

The ordeal began when Jean-Pierre was asked about President Biden’s “level of concern” about antisemitism, which has bubbled up across America since Hamas terrorists invaded Israel on Oct. 7. 

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Brian Flood is a media editor/reporter for FOX News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @briansflood. 


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