The White House Press Secretary irked countless Americans Friday when she told the public Joe Biden visited the US-Mexico border when he “drove through it” back in 2008.
“Why did President Biden say he has been to the border?” asked Peter Doocy.
“There’s been reporting that he did drive through the border when he was on the campaign trail in 2008,” responded the Press Secretary.
DOOCY: "Why did President Biden say he has been to the border?"
Psaki: "There's been reporting that he did drive through the border when he was on the campaign trail in 2008." pic.twitter.com/pMPtyxCNUE
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 22, 2021
Biden refused to acknowledge the escalating border crisis during his televised town hall event Thursday night; saying he simply hasn’t had the “time” to visit the region.
“I guess I should go down, but the whole point of it is I haven’t had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down. I’ve been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion damage done by hurricanes and floods and weather and traveling around the world,” said the President.
BIDEN ON THE BORDER: "I guess I should go down, but the whole point of it is I haven’t had a whole hell of a lot of time to get down. I’ve been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion damage done by hurricanes and floods and weather and traveling around the world." pic.twitter.com/mgWLxvf36d
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 22, 2021
The presidential town hall comes as Biden’s poll numbers nosedive.
“President Joe Biden’s approval rating slipped deeply underwater in the CNBC All-America Economic Survey as Americans soured on his economic leadership, lost some confidence in his handling of the coronavirus, and grew increasingly concerned about inflation and supply shortages,” reports the financial website.
“Just 41% of the public approve of Biden’s handling of the presidency, compared with 52% who disapprove. The poll of 800 Americans, conducted Oct. 14-17, has a margin of error of 3.5%,” adds the outlet.
CNBC POLL: Biden’s support is free falling…
It isn’t surprising because Americans are feeling it directly in their pocket books. Remember folks, we’re only 8 months into this presidency.
Read my thoughts here – what do you think?https://t.co/o1ccqAFBuZ
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) October 21, 2021
CNBC: Just 41% of public approve of Biden’s handling of presidency, compared to 52% who disapprove, CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 21, 2021
Biden's approval rating is "slipping sharply," according to a CNBC poll, with the majority of Americans disapproving of Biden's handling of the economy. pic.twitter.com/VzQdXHkRIs
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 21, 2021
“Last quarter, the economic numbers were flashing yellow for Biden, but now that’s intensified and the light is flashing red, and it’s accompanied by multiple blaring sirens,” said Micah Roberts, partner at Public Opinion Strategies.
“If the economy doesn’t get back on track, and the Coronavirus doesn’t reverse course at some point soon, then this is a presidency that’s going to be in real trouble,” added Jay Campbell, a partner at Hart Research Associates.
Watch Psaki’s comments above.
PRESS SEC GOES SILENT: Psaki Dodges When Asked If Biden Will Host First Solo Press Briefing
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continued to deflect questions surrounding Joe Biden Monday; refusing to answer when asked if the President plans to hold his first solo press briefing anytime soon.
“Can you update us on his first press conference?” asked one reporter.
“Ummm, not yet! But we will definitely have one. We’ll schedule it, and you’ll be the first to know!” deflected Psaki.
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 1, 2021
Watch the Press Secretary’s comments above.
SPIN BEGIN: Jen Psaki Dodges When Grilled Over Kamala’s ‘Abusive’ Work Environment
“Is the White House concerned that some vice presidential staffers reportedly feel like they work in a quote ‘abusive environment?’” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked.
“Well I would first note that I try not to speak to or engage on anonymous reports or anonymous sources,” Psaki said. “I will say that the vice president is an incredibly important partner to the president of the United States.”
Jen Psaki Responds To Accusations Of VP Harris Running ‘Abusive’ Work Environment https://t.co/8ePwSVru1G
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 2, 2021
“She has a challenging job, a hard job, and she has a great supportive team of people around her,” she added. “Other than that, I’m not going have any more comments on those reports.”
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.