Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked “I know the President and First Lady had struck up a friendship with Harry. I was wondering if they caught any of the interview yesterday, and if they had any reaction to what the couple has gone through, in regards particularly with what they felt in terms of the racism that they felt?”
Psaki replied “Well, let me first say that obviously, many of us caught the interview. I don’t have…as many Americans did and many people around the world. You know, Meghan Markle is a private citizen and so is Harry at this point. For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage, and that’s certainly something the President believes. And he’s talked the importance of, you know, investing in a lot of these areas that they’re committed to in the future as well.”
“We aren’t going to provide additional commentary from here on behalf of the President or others, given these are private citizens, sharing their own story and their own struggles.,” she continued.