Psaki’s comment got an animated reaction from Reid during their discussion about the GOP’s perception of Biden and how it could work for the president in his 2024 reelection bid.
Psaki, who also hosts her own MSNBC show, was asked by Reid about Biden being underestimated, and how he frustrates the right because he is “so normal.”
“Well, if you look back, Joy, to 2020, they were trying to figure out how to take him out. They can’t make him extreme. They can’t really make him offensive,” Psaki replied before her “white man” comment.
“But I also think they have underestimated him many times,” adding that it wasn’t “necessarily a disadvantage.”
Psaki said the GOP hasn’t figured out how to “take him down.”
“That’s why when you talk to Republican strategists back in 2020, they would say, ‘We don’t really want it to be Joe Biden ’cause people aren’t freaked out by him,’” she said.
A recent poll indicated the majority of American voters believe Biden’s reelection would either be a “setback” or “disaster” for the country. Ditto for the leading GOP challenger, former President Donald Trump.