Gaffe-prone Jill Biden is losing her loyal press secretary.
Michael LaRosa has been with the First Lady since her husband’s 2020 campaign, but he’s leaving the administration on Friday, the New York Post reported.
Jill Biden’s press secretary out
In a statement, Biden praised LaRosa as possessing “encyclopedic knowledge” and said he would be missed.
“For nearly three years, from the campaign to the White House, Michael has brought an encyclopedic knowledge of politics and media to my team as my spokesperson and adviser,” she told CNN.
“On a small team, loyalty and friendship are lifelong – we will miss Michael. However, we are excited for him to begin a new chapter in his career.”
LaRosa is joining the public affairs firm Hamilton Place Strategies. His resignation comes after Jill Biden was roundly mocked for comparing Hispanic people to tacos in a recent speech. The comment was not spontaneous but was in Jill’s prepared remarks.
“The First Lady apologizes that her words conveyed anything but pure admiration and love for the Latino community,” LaRosa said.
Failure to communicate
In a series of tweets, LaRosa said that working for Jill Biden was “the proudest and most rewarding experience of my life.”
“For a kid from Easton, Pennsylvania, who only ever dreamed of stepping foot into this history-rich residence for a tour, working for First Lady Jill Biden in the White House has been the proudest and most rewarding experience of my life,” he wrote.
Democrats have increasingly discussed replacing Jill’s husband in 2024 as he plummets in the polls amid soaring inflation.
The administration’s out-of-touch messaging — the White House is trying to redefine the meaning of the term “recession” to avoid acknowledging troubling signs that the economy is about to crash — has added insult to injury for a depressed electorate.
President Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, left in May to work at MSNBC after more than a year as the president’s chief defender. Psaki’s incompetent successor, Karine Jean-Pierre, has embarrassed the administration with her awkward, by-the-book delivery of government talking points.