Fox News host Chris Wallace weighed in on Sunday on the issue some on the right have with incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden using the title ‘Dr.’ even though she is not a medical doctor.
Speaking to incoming Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Wallace brought up the attacks and pointed out that a number of prominent individuals have used the title ‘Dr’ even though they are not medical doctors and no one “made a fuss” about it.
“There has been some criticism recently from conservatives, including some conservatives on Fox News, about the fact that First Lady-to-be Jill Biden goes by the title ‘Dr’,” Wallace said. “I wonder, what is the Bidens’ reaction to that, especially given the fact that so many people over the years — I think of Dr. Henry Kissinger, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King — have gone by the title doctor even though they’re not medical doctors and nobody seems to have made a fuss about that.”
Psaki called the criticism “perplexing, really silly, sexist and absurd.”
“That’s exactly right, Chris. It’s a bit perplexing to me and I’m sure to millions of Americans, that with thousands of people dying every day of covid, millions out of work, that anyone would wake up in the morning and decide that the focus they need to have, the way they contribute to society that day is to question whether or not Dr. Jill Biden — someone who’s still teaching, who has a PhD in education — to be called a doctor or not. Of course she should,” Psaki said.
“It’s a really silly, sexist and absurd conversation that’s happening a bit in society,” she added.
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