White House press secretary Jen Psaki has had her fair share of tough encounters with reporters since taking the job – but none have bothered her like the attack she has faced during Monday’s press briefing.
Psaki was answering a question from NBC News chief White House correspondent Peter Alexander on whether the departure billions of dollars in US military equipment to the Taliban have made America less secure.
She tried to answer the question, but was distracted by something else: a parasitic bug that entered her face.
Psaki chased away the wandering insect and then apologized for the interruption.
“Sorry, that was an aggressive bug,” she said, as seen in the video below.
The bug remains unidentified, but Psaki’s crash apparently did the trick: she was able to answer Alexander’s question.