Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace on Colin Powell: He was ‘very protective’ of his reputation Liz Cheney is the Margaret Chase Smith of our time Sunday shows – Buttigieg warns supply chain issues could stretch to next year MORE, a former White House correspondent, praised White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden remarks on Taiwan leave administration scrambling Buttigieg aims to use Tucker Carlson flap to spotlight paternity leave Biden injects new momentum into filibuster fight MORE, calling her “one of the best press secretaries ever.”
Wallace gave the complement on Friday following an intense back-and-forth between his colleague, Peter Doocy, and Psaki regarding President BidenJoe BidenGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: ‘Its not coming out’ Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE visiting the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Honestly, as somebody who’s spent six years in the White House, my immediate reaction was, ‘Those are two people at the top of their game,'” Wallace said in a clip highlighted by Mediaite.
“I think that [Doocy] has become the Sam DonaldsonSamuel (Sam) Andrew DonaldsonMSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace says she’ll ‘gladly’ vote for Sanders Former colleague Brit Hume on Sam Donaldson’s Bloomberg endorsement: ‘Never thought I’d see this’ Sam Donaldson pens op-ed endorsing Bloomberg for president MORE of this White House press corps … and Jen Psaki, I think, is one of the best press secretaries ever,” he added, referencing former ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Sam Donaldson, who was known for his aggressive question of former President Reagan.
“I don’t know that anything was particularly accomplished, but they both gave and got pretty good,” Wallace added.
Wallace, who worked as chief White House correspondent for NBC News, added that the flattering comparison between Doocy and Donaldson was a “very grudging compliment,” as he had been a White House correspondent at the same time as Donaldson.
Wallace’s remarks appeared to catch the attention of former Trump White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerJohn Legend, Chrissy Teigen troll Sean Spicer Biden administration competency doubts increase Overnight Defense & National Security — Iron Dome funding clears House MORE, who shared a link to the Fox News host’s comments.
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) October 23, 2021