On Tuesday, Former Vice President Joe Biden’s Press Secretary began her press briefing with, what many are describing as, a lie.
She claimed the “influx of migrants at the border” actually began under Trump because of his “destructive and chaotic policies.”
“I wanted to provide a brief update on the situation on our Southern border; after four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and chaotic policies, President Biden is taking the challenge head-on and is building a fair, orderly and humane immigration system. That’s our objective,” Psaki said.
She immediately went into passing blame from Biden to Trump saying, “After coming into office, our administration immediately jumped into action to address the influx of migrants at the border, something that began during and was exacerbated by the Trump administration. And we wanted to provide a couple of pieces of data you may have seen, but they’ve come out since the last time we had a briefing in here.”
“At the end of March, there were more than 5,000 children in Customs and Border Protection patrol stations. Today, that number is approximately 600. The amount of time children spend in CBP facilities is down by 75%, from 131 hours at the end of March to under 30 hours now. And just yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will begin the process of reuniting a number of families who were separated by the policies of the previous administration,” she claimed.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki began today's briefing with a whopper of lie in which she blamed the surge of illegal immigrants after President Biden took office on….Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/9z4Ur894AQ
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 4, 2021