National Security Council spokesman John Kirby blasted the "inappropriate" nickname "Genocide Joe" to describe President Biden and his support for Israel.
"We're not worried about nicknames and bumper stickers. I mean, it's First Amendment free speech. The president's focused on … making sure that we can continue to support Israel as they fight a terrible terrorist group, Hamas," National Security Council spokesman John Kirby initially told New York Post reporter Steven Nelson, who asked him for a response to the nickname during the White House press briefing. Brandon Gillespie is an associate editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_cg.
Kirby then shifted his response to blast those using the term "genocide" in a context outside of referring to the express goal of Hamas: the complete eradication of Jews.