Karine Jean-Pierre faced sharp backlash after claiming the trans community is “under attack,” just days after the shootings at a Christian school in Tennessee.
The “Outnumbered” panelists called out the press secretary’s audacity for the remarks that were made during a White House press conference Thursday following the Nashville school shooting.
“We’re seeing more and more of these hateful bills,” Jean-Pierre said. “People don’t want their freedoms to be taken. They want us to fight for their freedoms. And so it is shameful. It is disturbing. And our hearts go out to the trans community as they are under attack right now. But this is a president who has said many times before he has their backs.”
“Outnumbered” co-host Kayleigh McEnany called out the White House for choosing this moment to advocate for the transgender community. Protesters at the Tennessee state capitol building, she added, held up seven fingers to represent seven victims in the mass shooting.