White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki once again scrambled to come up with an answer to a question by Fox News’ Peter Doocy — the only White House reporter unafraid of asking questions that don’t involve President Joe Biden’s favorite ice cream flavors.
According to The Daily Wire, Doocy has hammered Psaki in the past week on the subject of why Biden hasn’t yet visited the southern U.S. border. On Friday, after Doocy asked her once more, Psaki provided a bizarre answer, telling Doocy that it wouldn’t be “constructive” for the president to take a trip to the southern border.
Her reply raised more questions than it answered, as it left presumably millions of Americans wondering why the leader of the country doesn’t seem to give a rip about the humanitarian crisis unfolding at the nation’s southern border.
Psaki’s spin room
As usual, Psaki did her best to spin every question thrown at her by Doocy. However, her reply to his simple question regarding the president’s unwillingness to see the immigration crisis at the border for himself was beyond bizarre.
“Why hasn’t President Biden ever visited the southern border?” Doocy asked, according to The Daily Wire.
“What would you like him to do at the southern border?” Psaki asked in her reply. “And what impact do you think that would have on the policies?”
Psaki quickly followed up, adding: “I don’t think it’s an issue of wanting to go; I think it’s an issue of what’s most constructive to address what we see as a challenging situation at the border and a broken immigration system.”
The press secretary then had the audacity to lay the blame for the current situation at the southern U.S. border on former President Donald Trump’s administration, saying, “The most constructive role we can play is by helping to push immigration reform forward; helping reform the broken policies of the last several years.”
Doocy doubles down
The conversation between the two wasn’t over at that point, as Doocy asked Psaki why Biden believes the border crisis is an issue that he thinks he can manage from the White House alone.
Psaki again seemed to pivot to blaming Trump, which seems to be the only thing the current administration excels at.
“I can assure you the president is well aware of what the challenges are in our broken immigration system, something he watched closely over the last four years,” Psaki replied, as The Daily Wire reported.
Why Biden continues to refuse to acknowledge the crisis at the southern U.S. border is anyone’s guess, but it’s clear that he’s absolutely incapable of managing the crisis from the Oval Office, as it continues to worsen on a daily basis, and no amount of Psaki spin will change that.