President-elect Joe Biden is presenting spaces at the table with his newly announced all-female White House communications team. And we’re HERE for it. Deets on all the female energy that’ll be floating through the White House in 2021 inside…
Long gone are the days where old, white men call all the shots. Well, at least for the next four years.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are shaking things up at the White House and we’re not mad at it. Not one bit. The nation is about to have an administration they’ve never seen before. It’s the first time in history these White House communication positions have been filled entirely by women.
President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris today announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles.
For the first time in history, these communications roles will be filled entirely by women.https://t.co/SjWAWJg941
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) November 29, 2020
Biden has chosen ALL females for his communications team – who are all more than qualified for the jobs they’ve been assigned to.
Symone Sanders will be a senior adviser and the chief spokesperson for Harris. She previously served as national press secretary on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign before joining Biden’s campaign.
Also AN ALL LADY SQUAD?! I am excited to serve alongside @AshleyEtienne09, my battle buddy @KBeds, @jrpsaki, @pilitobar87 and @EAlexander332. We each take our service seriously and are elated to get to work for the people and build back better! Lets go ladies!
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) November 29, 2020
Ashley Etienne will serve as Harris’ communications director. She’s a former aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who went on to work for Biden’s campaign. Elizabeth Alexander, who worked for Biden while he was in the Senate before serving as his press secretary while he was vice president, will be Jill Biden’s communications director. Alexander also worked on the Biden campaign.
Ashley Etienne is the Communications Director for MVP Kamala Harris. She’s not new to the game. Etienne was the communications director for the House Oversight Committee under the late Elijah Cummings. Biden-Harris administration has chosen the best! pic.twitter.com/FLVgWZCdUn
— silverprincess (@marsha_vivinate) November 30, 2020
I’m unspeakably proud to have the opportunity to serve as White House Communications Director for @joebiden. Working for him as VP and on this campaign gave me insight into what kind of capable, compassionate, clear-eyed president he will be and it will be a profound honor to 1/
— Kate Bedingfield (@KBeds) November 29, 2020
Kate Bedingfield will be the White House communications director. She served as Biden’s communications director while he was vice president under the Obama administration, according to Politico.
I can’t imagine a smarter, savvier, better human to partner with than @K_JeanPierre to rebuild trust of the American people, communicate the Biden-Harris agenda and make the work of the U.S. government more accessible to the people we will all serve.
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) November 29, 2020
Jen Psaki will be Biden’s White House press secretary. She served as the White House communications director for the last two years of President Barack Obama’s administration.
So happy and honored to have the opportunity to serve as White House Deputy Communications Director with this amazing team of women! @KBeds@SymoneDSanders@jrpsaki@K_JeanPierre@EAlexander332@AshleyEtienne09https://t.co/RTHt6eaPij
— Pili Tobar (@pilitobar87) November 29, 2020
Also serving up girl power, Pili Tobar - who worked on Biden’s campaign and previously worked as deputy director of the immigration reform advocacy group America’s Voice - will be the White House deputy communications director.
I am profoundly honored to be the Principal Deputy Press Secretary for @JoeBiden. I am especially thrilled to work alongside @jrpsaki whose leadership and stellar instincts will ensure we are positioned to effectively communicate the Biden-Harris agenda to all Americans.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) November 29, 2020
Karine Jean-Pierre - who served as chief of staff to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris during the campaign - will be the principal deputy press secretary. She previously worked for the advocacy group MoveOn.org.
Joe Biden is building the most diverse cabinet than ever before.
In my thirty-five years in the Foreign Service across the world, I put a Cajun spin on it. I call it Gumbo diplomacy.
Wherever I was posted, I’d invite people of all walks then make homemade gumbo. Thats how you break down barriers, connect, and see each-other as humans. pic.twitter.com/Au1Qd7Yczq
— Linda Thomas-Greenfield (@LindaT_G) November 24, 2020
Linda Thomas-Greenfield– a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service who has served on four continents – was chosen to serve as the United Nations Ambassador to join the National Security Team. She was President O’s top diplomat on Africa from 2013 to 2017, leading U.S. policy in sub-Saharan Africa during the West Africa Ebola outbreak. It’s reported Biden plans to elevate the position of U.N. ambassador to Cabinet level.
By the way, New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond will serve as President-elect Joe Biden’s director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He once served as the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus.
President-elect Joe Biden picked Obama Foundation president/economist Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo serve as deputy secretary of the Treasury and appointed Princeton professor and economist Cecilia Rouse to chair the Council of Economic Advisers.
— WomenForBidenHarris (@Women4Biden) November 26, 2020
In the meantime, we’re going to need Joe Biden to have a seat and CHILL before January 20, 2021.
NEW: @nbcnews photographer captures @JoeBiden leaving orthopedic office in Delaware where the president-elect was just treated for what his doctor called a sprained right ankle from a fall Saturday. pic.twitter.com/mTYee0BMur
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) November 29, 2020
President-elect Biden reportedly slipped and twisted his ankle while playing with his dog, Major, on Saturday. According to his doctor, a CT scan indicated that Biden has hairline fractures in the "mid-foot" area, which will "likely require a walking boot" for several weeks.
CBS News reports:
"Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging," said Mr. Biden's personal doctor, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, in a statement. "Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden's lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot. It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks."
Mr. Biden visited Delaware Orthopedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday afternoon, "out of an abundance of caution." Mr. Biden arrived around 4 p.m. ET and left around 6:45 p.m., giving a thumbs up to the press outside.
We know more about the sprain Biden got playing with his dog this weekend than we do about Trump’s mysterious hospital visit last November, for which the public never got an honest accounting.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) November 29, 2020
Glad he's OK! We surely appreciate the transparency unlike our current administration.
Photos: Symone's IG via @stephengoepfert