WATCH: Psaki defends hammer thrower Gwen Berry’s protest during Olympic trials

Monday, White House Press Secretary was asked about hammer thrower Gwen Berry’s protest during the Olympic trials where she turned away from the flag and put a shirt over her head.

“I know [Biden is] incredibly proud to be an American and has great respect for the anthem and all that it represents, especially for our men and women serving in uniform all around the world,” Psaki said.

“He would also say, of course, that part of that pride in our country means recognizing there are moments where we are, as a country, haven’t lived up to our highest ideals. And it means respecting the rights of people granted to them in the Constitution to peacefully protest,” she added.