Psaki admits White House isn’t focused on border crisis because a ‘smaller percentage’ of public cares
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared on The Axe Files Thursday to explain to David Axelrod why the Biden administration hasn’t addressed the border crisis. Psaki claims that a minority of the general public cares about the border crisis, so they leave it alone.
“What we’ve tried to do is . . . not get pulled in by distraction,” Psaki said. According to her, their strategy is to focus on “what the public cares about.”
While illegal immigration is at an all-time high and violent crimes increase in border cities, President Biden has placed the blame squarely on former President Trump’s shoulders. Biden claims that immigration is seasonal, and the country always sees an uptick this time of year.
“We’re often asked, ‘Why doesn’t he go to the border?'” Psaki said. “Important issue. We’re focused on it. What percentage of the public is focused on the border? A much smaller percentage than who’s focused on the pandemic and the economy. So that may be maddening, but, you know, that’s what we try to do.”
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