Karine Jean-Pierre loses patience with Fox News’ Peter Doocy: ‘We’re moving on’

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre shut down an attempted questioning by Fox News' White House correspondent during a briefing after he asked about the influx of migrants at the southern border.

Peter Doocy asked, “So what do you call it here in the White House when 10,000 people cross the border illegally in a single day?”

“What do you call it, Peter, when GOP produces something…” Ms. Jean-Pierre began to say when Doocy interrupted, arm outstretched in her direction, as if to ask her to stop.

“No, no, no, that's not possible,” she said, before looking away from him and saying, “Okay, we'll keep going! We'll keep going!”

“Karine, please,” Doocy pleaded. “You said you would stop the flow at the border -“

The press spokeswoman repeatedly said “no” and explained her decision: “Peter, I tried to answer the question. You stopped me! Let's go!”

Then she called another reporter.

Ms. Jean-Pierre and Doocy have had heated arguments in the past.

Earlier this month, the Fox News correspondent appeared to inadvertently defend Mr. Biden's busy schedule while the president was in Vietnam.

“He basically worked all night, the equivalent of a night shift in the East,” Doocy reported from Vietnam on Sunday while waiting for a news conference from Biden, who landed in Hanoi after attending the G20 summit in New Delhi. “So he's probably pretty tired. Pretty jet lagged.”

“But,” he stumbled, seeming to realize that he had just undermined the “Sleepy Joe” narrative that much right-wing media promotes, adding, “He should answer at least a handful” of questions.

In response, Ms Jean-Pierre wrote on Twitter: “Thanks Peter.”

Earlier this year, Doocy asked a question about AI that amused Ms. Jean-Pierre.

“There's an expert at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute who says, ‘Unless there is an indefinite pause in AI development' – that's a quote – ‘literally everyone on Earth will die,'” Doocy asked. “Would you agree that doesn’t sound good?”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre chuckled before replying: “Your delivery, Peter, it's – it's very special.”

The press spokesman had previously described one of his questions as “ridiculous”.