White House press secretary Jen Psaki clashed with a reporter after he asked her whether President Joe Biden would speak with Pope Francis about his position on abortion when the two meet in Rome on Friday.
“You asked me most often, if not every time, about abortion,” Psaki told EWTN Global Catholic Network reporter Owen Jensen.
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“Is there a problem with that?” Jensen snapped.
“You can ask anything you want,” Psaki replied.
Psaki went on to preview that Biden’s audience with the pope would likely be a “warm” one since the country’s second Catholic president has talked with him three times before.
“The president’s faith is, as you all know, quite personal to him,” she said. “It absolutely has personal significance to him, in addition to being an opportunity to discuss the range of issues, poverty, combating the climate crisis, and ending the …