Karine Jean-Pierre takes serious heat for ‘bold-faced lie’ about the border

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s take on the current state of the southern border did not land well as critics slammed her for the latest “bold-faced lie.”

Unless President Joe Biden’s spokesperson was talking about how the border “identifies” it was fairly clear to anyone watching Monday’s White House press briefing that, with a record-breaking number of illegals entering the United States in 2022, Jean-Pierre’s assertion that “the border is not open” moved well past gaslighting.

Despite the blatantly obvious reality, and under the pretense of emergency deportation powers ending with the expiration of Title 42 before Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts had issued a stay, the press secretary took to the podium Monday to not only deny the border crisis but to level that any suggestion of an open border was “misinformation” benefitting smugglers.

“The border is not open,” she repeated after saying the same earlier in the briefing and explaining what the administration hoped to accomplish with an additional $3.5 billion in funding to enforce the laws. “And so, I want to be very clear about that, because we’re doing the smugglers’ job if we spread misinformation.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) was among those reacting to the absurd claim from Jean-Pierre as he shared pictures of a larger group of hundreds of illegal immigrants that had been observed crossing over the border with the caption, “A bold-faced lie.”

Conservative radio host Buck Sexton spoke out against Jean-Pierre’s claims of “misinformation,” turning it back against her and posting, “The only people who think the southern border isn’t ‘open’ are White House officials and regime media propagandists.”

Sexton’s comment also stood in as an answer for one user who asked, “Why does the WH Press Corps allow the continuous misinformation and misrepresentation of the facts to continue?”

Though not speaking specifically to the claim Jean-Pierre made, even billionaire Elon Musk weighed in on the crisis amidst his efforts to unveil the deep ties between corporate media, Big Tech, and the government to control the narrative.

Reacting to a video posted by Fox News’s Bill Melugin courtesy of Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) showing an overcrowded Border Patrol Central Processing Center in El Paso, the platform owner wrote, “Why do so few report about millions of people crossing the border?”

“This is gaslighting,” National Review contributor Pradheep Shanker wrote. “The border is more open today [than] it has been in the last decade. Don’t believe me? See Biden’s own DHS stats that confirm this.”

Meanwhile, as many more focused on the press secretary’s outright denial of the border being opened, others pointed to the admission that was tucked inside her response that was meant to be a shot against those opposing Biden’s “leadership” on the crisis.

“One of the reasons that I want to be very clear that–to folks that the border is not open and we will remove, using Title 8, is because by not being very clear on that,” she endeavored to explain, “we are doing the work of the smugglers who are going to put forth misinformation. So we want to be very clear on that piece.”

Or, in other words, “KJP finally admits that the Biden administration is doing the work of human smugglers.”

 

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