Actress Kirstie Alley isn’t one to hold her tongue when she has something to say about current events, so she didn’t hold back this week when she decided to take on White House press secretary Jen Psaki for her often dismissive attitude with members of the media she is being paid to keep informed.
Alley also referenced President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, which is being criticized by some in his own party as too expensive.
“Omg Jen Saki [sic] … can you answer ANY question FULLY and without that condescending smirk? We are an audience of Americans who are listening in earnest for answers, not mean girl s***. Build your manners back better,” she wrote.
Omg Jen Saki.. can you answer ANY question FULLY and without that condescending smirk? We are an audience of Americans who are listening in earnest for answers, not mean girl shit. Build your manners back better.
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) December 9, 2021
Resist The Mainstream pointed out:
Alley has not been unafraid to work in Hollywood despite having avowedly expressed views that would make her a pariah there; saying she voted for former President Donald Trump both in 2016 and 2020. In October 2020 she spoke to Sean Hannity of Fox News about her critics.
“They always attack me on the same three things: I’m a fat, irrelevant, Scientologist,” she said. “But, this has been going on for 40 years, so I’m sort of prepared.
“That really is basically all they have to offer, so I honestly don’t take it too personally because I feel that people are angry and they have the right to say what they want to say, and I have the right to block them if I don’t like the way they speak,” she added.
A few days before her interview with Hannity, Alley tweeted: “I’m voting for [Trump] because he’s NOT a politician. I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and shall vote for him again for this reason. He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly. There you have it folks there you have it.”
The “Cheers” star went on to describe all of the blowback she got from that tweet.
“And I got this flood, I mean, thousands and thousands [of responses] going, ‘Do you know the definition of politician? Do you know what a politician is?’ … and I do, and I know they know what I meant, and what I meant is that he is not a career politician,” she said.
“We have a history in this country of people, not as much currently, but people of different occupations like farmers and tailors and oilmen and businessmen and generals coming in and servicing our country as the president of the United States, and even many of them when they left, they went back to their other job,” she added.
As for her observations about Psaki, Alley got several people to agree:
If you played a drinking game, and had to take a shot everytime she says, “Uh” you would get alcohol poisoning
— nycookie (@nycookie) December 9, 2021
We’ll said Kirstie
— Joe Bags (@JoeBagl35465959) December 9, 2021
We were just talking about her comments and responses to questions.She acts as though all questions are ridiculous
— Lorrie Andrews (@Lorrietexas) December 9, 2021
— Kim (@kandic63) December 9, 2021
Polticians forget that they work for the people and people have a right to know what their elected employees are doing.
— Fifi (@Flarefair1) December 9, 2021
She’s no @kayleighmcenany
— Wade (@Wade_Says) December 9, 2021
In March 2020, Alley went public to thank then-President Trump during the beginning stages of the pandemic, heaping praise on him for “taking charge and leading in a manner needed.”
“Dear Mr. President. I wanted to thank you for ur recent decorum, sincerity, & care towards us. You’re taking charge & leading in a manner needed & wanted for this country. I highly commend you for ur boundless energy & willingness to solve problems. Thank you,” she added.