President-elect Joe Biden repetitively vowed to build an administration that looks like America. Biden is not wasting any time in delivering on that front. Yesterday, he revealed an all-female senior White House Communication staff and expected to roll out a diverse group to head his economic team this coming week.
The incoming administration of the White House taking shape as the outgoing team sought to challenge both its legitimacy and ability to deliver on several of Biden’s campaign pledges. However, the early picks of Biden are, in themselves, a promise kept – and provide an unambiguous contrast to those of Donald Trump, who, in spite of his appointment of women and minorities to some main positions, gathered a mainly White and male group during his almost four years in office.
President-elect Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to build a government that “looks like America.” He’s not wasting any time in delivering on that front.
Biden has moved quickly to name a diverse group to key White House and Cabinet posts. https://t.co/mdqDnzep96
— CNN (@CNN) November 30, 2020
The former president’s heavy presence, Barack Obama alumni in Biden’s team, also gestures continuity from the last Democratic administration. The president-elect touted his communications hires in a Sunday statement, saying they would bring diverse viewpoints to their work and a collective pledge to building the United States back better.
Among the incoming communications advisers’ groups is Jen Psaki, who was the communication director of the White House during Obama’s administration. He will take up the public-facing role of press secretary at the White House. Kete Bedingfield, who served as the communications director and deputy campaign manager on the Biden campaign, comes forward as the top communications aide of the White House.
Biden announces all-female senior communications team of White House
Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced an all-female senior communications team of the White House, which includes former communications director Jen Psaki as press secretary. The president-elect stated that he proudly announced his first senior White House communications team contained entirely of women.
Pili Tobar, who previously served as the communications director for alliances on the campaign, will serve as deputy communications director. A senior adviser on the Biden campaign, Karine Jean-Pierre, who later served as chief of staff to Kamala Harris, will serve as principal deputy press secretary. A senior Biden adviser campaign, Symone Sanders, will serve as a chief spokesperson and senior adviser for the vice president.
Another senior adviser on the Biden campaign, Ashley Etienne, will serve as communications director for Harris. Furthermore, a Biden campaign senior adviser, Elizabeth Alexander, will serve as communications director for Jill Biden, the first lady. The above seven women, many of them are women of color, will hold some of the most prominent roles in the administration.
Kamala Harris will make history as the first female vice president of the United States. She described the recently announced team as talented, experienced, and barrier-shattering. Moreover, she states that the United States is facing extraordinary challenges – from the COVID-19 pandemic to the climate crisis, economic crisis, and a long-overdue reckoning over racial injustice.
Biden Team need to communicate honestly with the American nation
To combat these challenges, the officials need to communicate honestly, clearly, and transparently with the American people. So, the experienced, barrier-shattering, and skilled team will help them to achieve the goal. These communications experts express the commitment of the Biden team to build a White House that reflects the very best of the United States, Harris added. Symone Sanders will join the White House team as a senior adviser and chief spokeswomen for Kamala Harris.