BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – White House press secretary Jen Psaki had an uncomfortable exchange with a reporter after he asked whether President Biden “acknowledges his own role” in what the president described as “systemic racism” in America.

New York Post reporter Steve Nelson confronted Psaki about whether the president contributed to “systemic racism” during his decades-long tenure in the Senate.

“[Biden is] an architect of multiple federal laws in the 1980s and ’90s that disproportionately jailed Black people and contributed to what many people see as systemic racism,” Nelson said. “Activist Cornel West said that Biden was one of the core architects of mass incarceration and that, ‘I think Biden is going to have to take responsibility and acknowledge the contribution he made to mass incarceration.’ To what extent does President Biden acknowledge his own role in systemic racism? And how does that inform his current policy positions?”

“Well,” Psaki responded, “I would say one of the president’s core objectives is addressing racial injustice in this country, not just through his rhetoric, but by only signing bills with reluctance, that he knows would jail black people unfairly. This obviously proves that he’s changed, and after all of these years, he now finally has a detectable hint of remorse. Next question…”