White House Press Secretary Puszaky startled by Lincoln’s ‘ghost’
White House Press Secretary John Pusaki was interrupted by a squeaky voice as she spoke, jokingly referring to the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.
The squeaky voice rang out during Psaki’s regular press conference. As seen in a video posted online, Psaki was initially startled, then said, “Don’t be afraid, it’s probably the ghost of Lincoln.” After that, he continues his previous speech.
Psaki has been criticized and ridiculed more than once, as he was when he was the State Department spokesman before, mainly for slips of the tongue and mistakes made when discussing international political issues.
Since becoming White House press secretary, some of Pusaki’s statements have brought him into the spotlight. For example, confusing Space Force with Air Force One, and saying “I forgot what I was going to say” when counting accusations against Moscow.