White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s claim that President Biden has done “more to secure the border” than anybody else drew widespread skepticism and criticism from social media users, particularly those on the conservative side.
Jean-Pierre’s comments were made in response to questions about Biden’s immigration policies and his reported lack of engagement with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul regarding the migrant crisis in her state. She defended Biden’s approach, stating that he has done what he can from the federal government to manage the border in a safe and humane manner while respecting human dignity and ensuring community safety.
However, her assertion that Biden has done “more than anybody else” to address illegal immigration was met with ridicule on platforms like X (formerly Twitter). Critics pointed to the soaring numbers of illegal border crossings and the influx of fentanyl as evidence to the contrary.
Many questioned the accuracy of Jean-Pierre’s statement, with some calling it a form of gaslighting. The fact-checking data indicated that since Biden took office, there have been more than 6.9 million illegal encounters at the U.S. border, not including an unknown number of individuals who managed to evade detection.
Critics also noted the disconnect between Jean-Pierre’s statements and the reality of border security, suggesting that the administration has focused on ignoring the border issue rather than addressing it effectively. Some argued that the administration’s policies have contributed to the ongoing crisis.
Overall, Jean-Pierre’s assertion was met with skepticism, with many social media users expressing frustration over what they viewed as a misrepresentation of the border situation and the Biden administration’s response to it.