'She definitely elevated the position': Peter Doocy praises Jen Psaki after her final White House briefing

'She definitely elevated the position': Peter Doocy praises Jen Psaki after her final White House briefing
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy (screengrab/@MikeSington/Twitter).

Friday was White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki's final day and one of her most frequent sparring opponents is singing her praises.

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy's relationship with Psaki has been contentious since the early days of President Joe Biden's administration. Doocy and Psaki traded barbs on almost a daily basis on issues ranging from the war in Ukraine to COVID-19 to gas prices and to how Biden has handled public protests over the impending loss of abortion rights.

Biden even once referred to Doocy as a "dumb son of a bitch."

But after Psaki concluded her final briefing on Friday afternoon, Doocy expressed gratitude for having had the chance to work with her.

"Those things live on for a long time, and because she was such a good sport when I, me and the rest of the people in the briefing room would challenge her – especially when we would go in with topics that maybe anybody else was not covering – a lot more people who maybe just get their news on Twitter or on TikTok or in Instagram have a chance to see that something is an issue that is being talked about at the briefing," Doocy said.

"And usually the way that she and I would go back and forth, you can learn a lot in a minute with three questions and three answers about a topic maybe you otherwise never would have seen," he continued. "And so she definitely elevated the position and I think reached a lot of people in a news environment where sometimes you only have a minute to tell somebody about something."

Watch below via Mike Sington:

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