There seems to be no limits to how far White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will go to spin the truth, as seen on Tuesday when the overmatched diversity hire said Republicans were obstructing the administration’s efforts to secure the southern border with Mexico.
This coming on the heels of Vice President Kamala Harris boldly declaring on national television Sunday that the border is “secure” — bear in mind that the Federation for American Immigration Reform estimates that 4.9 million illegal immigrants have crossed into the United States since President Biden took office some 20 months ago.
When asked about the vice president’s dubious claim at Tuesday’s press briefing, as well as reports that fentanyl seizures are up 200 percent, Jean-Pierre did what she frequently does — blamed Donald Trump and the GOP.
Biden’s spokesperson replied by touting some of the actions taken under Biden, such as making “over 3,000 arrests as part of a first-of-its-kind anti-smuggling campaign,” and installing border technology establishing joint patrols with Mexico and Guatemala “to catch traffickers.” Jean-Pierre also boasted that they “got Mexico to agree to pay $1.5 billion to improve border processing and security through smart, proven border management solutions.”
“And the President brought 20 world leaders together to collectively manage migration flows across the Western Hemisphere,” she added, proving how out of touch this White House appears to be.
“Compare that to the Trump administration, which largely just tried to build a wall — an ineffective wall — along the border and couldn’t even finish that in four years. We’re certainly doing a lot more to secure the border and could be doing even more if Republicans would stop their obstruction,” Jean-Pierre added.
Jean-Pierre: “We are doing a lot more [than the Trump administration] to secure the border and could be doing even more if Republicans would stop their obstruction.” pic.twitter.com/smSidn9VDi
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 13, 2022
It was at the same press briefing that Jean-Pierre incredulously claimed that prices have been “essentially flat” over the past two months.
The remarkable assertion coming on the same day that inflation rose to 8.3% in August even with a sharp drop in gas prices and the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 1,200 points for its worst day since June 2020.
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: "Prices have been essentially flat in our country these last two months." pic.twitter.com/R1t3DfmtqC
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 13, 2022
While Jean-Pierre highlighted gas prices dropping, a reporter pointed out that food and housing costs continue to rise.
“Look, when you look at the data, the inflation data, look, we’re seeing more progress bringing global inflation down in the U.S. economy as I just stated moments ago. Overall, prices have been essentially flat in our country these — these last two months,” Jean-Pierre said. “That is welcome news for American families, with more work still to do.”
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