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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre cleaned up her remarks at her Tuesday briefing after the initially dodged a question about pro-Palestinian protesters tearing down hostage posters of Israelis being held in Gaza.
'Tearing down pictures of their loved ones - who are being held hostage by Hamas - is wrong and hurtful,' she wrote in a post on X, after earlier failing to deliver a straight answer to a question about clashes over the posters.
Jean-Pierre got asked Tuesday about clashes between pro-Israel protesters who have slapped hostage fliers of some of the roughly 240 hostages still held inside Gaza after the Hamas terror attack of October 7.
She was asked about videos of individuals tearing those posters down, and whether it was the White House view that those actions 'should be condemned.'
'I haven't – I've sorta kinda seen the reporting here and there,' she responded, indicating some familiarity before quickly dispensing with the topic. 'I think it was from last week, right?' she said.
'There's been like 30 million videos' that have gone around the Internet about it, NBC's White House correspondent Peter Alexander interjected.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre cleaned up her initial comment when she avoided a direct response to a question about people ripping down posters with the faces of Israeli hostages in Gaza
'Yeah, I hear you. I'm just not going to – I'm not going to' she