Karine Jean-Pierre: first black and gay woman, spokesperson for the White House

I am everything Donald Trump hates wife, black, gay and mother », said Karine Jean-Pierre, the future spokeswoman for the White House in 2018. She is the first black and openly gay woman to hold this position. A strong symbol of openness at a time when the United States is currently rocked by a conservative wave seeking to challenge women’s right to abortion.

As of May 13, Karine will replace Jean-Pierre Jen Psaki, whose assistant she had previously been, a White House press release announced. The one who has already participated in several presidential campaigns and is part of the teams of the last two Democratic presidents, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, will therefore be responsible for conveying the presidential speech to journalists.

She will be the first black woman, the first openly LGBTQ+ person to hold this position, which is great, because representation is important, and because she will give a voice to so many people and show so many people what is possible if you do. work hard and dream big Jen Psaki rejoiced.

Moved, the future White House voice said: It is a historic moment and I realize that. I understand how important it is to so many people† †

But who is Karine Jean-Pierre?

The future White House spokeswoman was born in Martinique to Haitian parents 44 years ago. She came to the United States with her family when she was 5 years old. A pure product of the American dream reports on her site RFIA† Her father, a taxi driver, and her mother, a home care worker, did everything they could to give their daughter a good education. As a result, she was admitted to the prestigious New York University of Columbia and then became an associative and political activist.

A journey that will lead her to Barack Obama’s campaign team, which she follows in various roles in the White House. She later becomes a campaign manager for Kamala Harris, the current US Vice President. She is married to a journalist from the CNN news channel, with whom she has today adopted a little girl of seven.

An impressive journey that young Americans should not miss…

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