President Biden held his first solo press briefing from the White House Thursday after 64 days in office: Answering questions pertaining to immigration, the Coronavirus pandemic, and working with Republicans.
“The perception of you, the one that got you elected is that you’re a moral and decent man, is the reason a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and trusting you with unaccompanied minors!” claimed PBS News Hour’s Yamiche Alcindor.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 25, 2021
Watch Biden’s comments above.
President Biden is poised to deliver his first solo press conference with members of the media today shortly after 1PM; ending a nine-week blackout that defies nearly a century of White House tradition.
“During past administrations, it took former President Trump 28 days to hold a press conference, only 21 days for former President Obama, and 34 days for former President George W. Bush,” reports Fox News.
The briefing comes just hours after Biden appointed his Vice President -Kamala Harris- to lead the administration’s response to the spiraling crisis surrounding the US-Mexico border.
“President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he has appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to lead efforts on stemming migration across the U.S.-Mexico border as the administration faces growing political pressure to address a surge in undocumented migrant children unaccompanied by parents,” reports NBC News.
BREAKING: President Biden says he has appointed VP Harris to lead efforts on stemming migration across the US-Mexico border; Harris will focus on coordination with Mexico and the Northern Triangle, Biden says. https://t.co/k5X9SuG7fg
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 24, 2021
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blamed US President Joe Biden for the massive influx of migrants from Central America moving across the United States’ southern border Wednesday; saying he signaled they would be “treated better” than the Trump administration.
“Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants. And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so,” Obrador told reporters.
“People don’t go to the United States for fun, they go out of necessity,” he added.
“They see [Biden] as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” said the Mexican President. “We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.”
— New York Post (@nypost) March 24, 2021
Furious Republican lawmakers sent a scathing letter to the Department of Homeland Security this week after the agency reportedly released illegal migrants into the United States without court dates.
“Despite your repeated claims that ‘the border is secure,’ these reports raise serious questions about DHS’ commitment to faithfully enforcing the law,” said the statement signed by 14 legislators.
“Multiple Border Patrol agents confirmed the new process to Fox News, revealing that they have been directed to use prosecutorial discretion to forgo the hours-long process of paperwork required to issue an NTA amid the surge of migrants at the border,” reports Fox News.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
‘BETRAYED’ BY BIDEN: Energy Workers Say Pipeline, Job Security ‘Ripped Out From Under Us’
American energy workers fired-back at President Biden this week after his administration moved to limit domestic oil production and distribution; saying their livelihoods were “ripped out from under us.”
“Longtime oil and gas industry workers David and Kristina Dickerson are criticizing President Joe Biden’s executive order canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline. They say the order, which displaced them from the project, is threatening their economic stability,” reports Fox News.
“I feel pretty betrayed,” David, who has worked in the oil and gas industry for 31 years, said Wednesday morning on “Fox & Friends.”
“We’ve had to actually dip into our retirement and our 401k, just trying to survive until something like this come up,” David said. “We’ve been depending on this to happen and it just all of a sudden got ripped out from under us and we’re not going to be able to do it now.”
“It’s a good thought, but it’s not a well-thought-out plan. They haven’t got it perfect,” David said. “And we’re still dependent on fossil fuel. We’re going to use this crude oil no matter what.”
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????????: Biden Says If Kamala and I Disagree, ‘I’ll Develop Some Disease and Resign’
????????: If Kamala and I Disagree, ‘I’ll Develop Some Disease and Resign’
Joe Biden confused millions of viewers during his first joint interview with Sen. Kamala Harris on CNN Thursday night; telling a bizarre anecdote about “developing a disease and resigning” should the two disagree on moral principles.
“The thing, we are simpatico on our philosophy of government. We are simpatico on how we want to approach these issues. When we disagree, it’ll be just like Barack and I did… Like I told Barack, if I reach something where there’s a fundamental disagreement we have on a moral principle, I’ll develop some disease and say I have to resign,” said Biden.
“We’ve discussed at length our views on foreign policy,” he added.
Watch Biden’s bizarre comments above.