White House press secretary Jen Psaki interrupted her speech because of a creaking sound she jokingly attributed to the ghost of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, ABC Politics reported on Twitter Tuesday, April 27.
During a briefing with reporters, a loud sound was heard that startled Psaki. The moment was captured by video cameras, after which the video appeared on the Web.
“Don’t be afraid. It could be the spirit of Lincoln wandering around,” she said and went on.
In February, Jen Psaki was unable to pronounce the name of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on her first attempt.
The moment the spokeswoman couldn’t pronounce the department’s name, she was talking about social distance and measures taken at refugee shelters in the United States.