Jen ‘Psucky’ dragged over tone-deaf tweet on DC stores and restaurants closing up for snowstorm

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki was dragged on social media over a tweet questioning business closures ahead of a major snowstorm.

“Growing up in the northeast I will never understand the closing of stores and restaurants when there is barely an inch of snow on the ground yet,” Psaki tweeted Sunday.

Forecasts were already warning of snow headed to the D.C. area and snow had already begun falling by noon Sunday, eventually leaving around 1 to 2 inches in most of the region. That gave way to rain or freezing rain later in the night as temperatures dropped.

But Psaki’s comment, posted to Twitter in the afternoon, drew criticism from those who thought it was tone-deaf.

Psaki’s tweet came even as officials in DC urged residents to stay off the roads.

A short time after Psaki’s tweet was posted, videos and other images showed the real story on the roads.

Accidents due to icy conditions, drivers running off the road because of the snow – even small amounts – were documented in tweets in response to Psaki’s comment.

Twitter users, even those on the left, spared no criticism of Psaki.


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