Karine Jean-Pierre made history this week as the first black woman and first openly gay person to be named White House press secretary, replacing her boss Jen Psaki.
Jean-Pierre, 44, who grew up in Queens, will be taking over the top communications job May 13, after spending more than a year working as a deputy press secretary for the Biden administration.
Psaki, 43, announced last month that she will be leaving the White House later in the spring. She is expected to join MSNBC as a political commentator.
In her remarks in the White House Briefing Room on Thursday, Psaki