Another day, another Psai Walk-Back.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki scrambled to recover after calling the growing influx of illegal immigrants on the southern border a “crisis.”
Psaki used the term “crisis on the border” to describe the surge in illegal immigration and crime. The Biden administration has repeatedly refused to call the situation a crisis, even though some Democrats have begun using the phrase.
🚨🚨: Jen Psaki just broke with the administration, and called it “the crisis on the border.”
Later corrected herself in another response! pic.twitter.com/I8m9ee0Pz5
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) March 18, 2021
Later in the presser, a reporter called out Psaki for describing the chaos as a “crisis on the border,” to which scrambled to correct herself “challenges on the border.” When asked if this was intentional or reflected a change in the administration’s approach, she simply said, “Nope.”
Here’s the exchange:
When asked if there’s a border crisis, Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki says “nope”pic.twitter.com/BO6lHm1tLS
— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) March 18, 2021
The tense exchanges don’t stop there. Another reporter asked Psaki why there seems to be such a disconnect from White House messaging and what journalists are reporting from the southern border.
Here is the exchange:
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 18, 2021