White House Tweets Formula Crisis Update After Press Secretary’s Briefing Gaffe

White House Tweets Formula Crisis Update After Press Secretary’s Briefing Gaffe

The Biden had to issue an update on the baby formula crisis via Twitter after Press Secretary Karine Jean – Pierre was unable to answer a reporter’s question on the issue during yesterday’s White House press briefing.

The Administation shared the following update on their official Twitter feed this morning.

“Operation Fly Formula Update: nine new flights are scheduled for this week — projecting to import over 4 million 8-ounce bottles of infant formula.

This means by this Sunday, Operation Fly Formula will have imported nearly 12 million bottles of infant formula to the U.S.”

During yesterday’s press briefing, Jean-Pierre was asked about the crisis by a reporter.

“What is the latest update the White House has recieved on the current infant formula situation across the country?”

The press secretary’s response can be seen in the following clip.

Jean-Pierre replied with the following answer:

“Yeah … let me see if I have anything new for you on that … uh … I think it’s been couple of days since we have been asked that question.

Jean – Pierre then took a lengthy pause, before continuing her reponse.

“OK, I don’t have anything new” she said.

“I know we made some announcements last week, I just don’t have them in front of me.”

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