We are likely only weeks away from Joe Biden’s 2024 reelection campaign announcement, which is something this his inner circle are exuding more confidence about than the general Democratic Party population is. Biden has been a bit of an ineffectual leader thus far, and there are very real fears that voters are going to abandon him if he runs again.
Jumping into the race early is Marianne Williamson – a New Age self-help author who previously ran an unsuccessful long shot campaign back in 2020. Williamson has already complained that the Democratic Party is working to rig the primaries against her, and now she’s taking aim at the White House over a corny “crystal ball” crack.
So on Tuesday, she criticized Jean-Pierre on Twitter for “speaking so derisively and in such mocking terms about someone who is running for president of the United States, and as a woman.”
It all started when a reporter asked the press secretary if President Joe Biden was “frustrated” that Williamson had declared her candidacy rather than giving him a clear field for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In true spin-doctor fashion, Jean-Pierre attempted to minimize what, if any, threat Wililamson might present to Biden’s reelection chances by casually dismissing the premise of the question.
“We’re just not tracking that,” she said, before tweaking Williamson’s New Age sentiments. “If I had a, what’s it called? A little globe here, a crystal ball, then I can tell you, a Magic 8 Ball, whatever. If I could feel her aura. I just don’t have anything to share on that.”
Reporters in the room had a good chuckle at the quip, but Williamson was furious.
Williamson claimed she “was so sad” to see Jean-Pierre’s commentary and claimed the reference to crystal balls and auras was off-base since she’s “never spoken or written about” either topic.
Although the author said Biden was a “nice man,” she said she felt Jean-Pierre’s banter was a sign that the White House “doesn’t share my commitment to the high ground.”
She also claimed that Jean-Pierre’s comment was meant to push her “out of the conversation.”
“This is not just about me. They’re not just telling me to get away, flick her off like a mosquito,” she said. “It’s is about you. It’s about anyone who, first of all, I think, has faith and takes faith seriously — or is it just about any woman who speaks out of turn?”
Williamson will have an uphill battle to recast herself as anything but the kooky-spooky candidate in the race, and this early attack by the White House proves it.