Biden press secretary seen wearing communist hammer-and-sickle hat in resurfaced photo

by Peter Heck · Dec 1st, 2020 9:23 am

Last Updated Dec 2nd, 2020 at 2:11 pm

Jen Psaki, Joe Biden's newly named press secretary, is in hot water over the emergence of an old photo showing her wearing a hat with a communist hammer-and-sickle symbol on it.

The photo comes from 2014 when Psaki served in the Obama State Department, and shows her standing with then-Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as Russian ambassador Sergey Lavrov, and spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Zakharova supposedly gifted the pink hat to Psaki, a practice the Biden team says is "tradition."

🔦 The hammer and sickle has long been a representation of the harsh economic and political oppression that has historically occurred with regularity under communism.


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