Sunday, while interviewing Biden’s White House press secretary pick Jen Psaki, Chris Wallace defended Jill Biden’s doctor title, arguing nobody questioned the doctor title of Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Wallace said to Psaki “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 doctor.”
He added “I wonder what is the Biden’s reaction to that, especially given the fact that so many people over the years, I think of Dr. Henry Kissinger, the Rev. 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 replied “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 can contribute to society that day is to question whether or not Dr. Jill Biden…someone who is still teaching, who has a Ph.D. in education should be called ‘doctor’ or not. Of course, she should. As anyone who works through that challenging process of getting a Ph.D. It’s a really silly, sexist and absurd conversation that’s happening a bit in society.”