Biden Says He Hasn’t Had Time To Visit the Border Despite Vacationing Almost Every Weekend of Presidency

Share the Story :

President Joe Biden is way too busy to visit the southern border.

During a CNN town hall event on Thursday evening, Biden admitted that he should visit the southern border however he just hasn’t had time to make a visit.

The comments from Biden came after CNN host Anderson Cooper asked if he was planning on visiting the border.

“I’ve been there before, and I haven’t — I mean, I know it well,” Biden claimed. “I guess I should go down. But the — but the whole point of it is: I haven’t had a whole hell of lot of time to get down. I’ve been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion worth of damage done by — by hurricanes and floods and — and weather, and traveling around the world.”

“But I plan on — now, my wife, Jill, has been down. She’s been on both sides of the river,” he said. “She’s seen the circumstances there. She’s looked into those places. You notice you’re not seeing a lot of pictures of kids lying on top of one another with — you know, with — with bla- — with, you know, looks like tarps on top of them.”

The comments were comical considering Biden spends almost every weekend at his beach home.

WATCH:

Biden also failed to mention that he is vacationing yet again this weekend in Delaware.

Read the transcript below:

MR. COOPER: Do you have plans to visit the southern border?

THE PRESIDENT: I’ve been there before, and I haven’t — I mean, I know it well. I guess I should go down. But the — but the whole point of it is: I haven’t had a whole hell of lot of time to get down. I’ve been spending time going around looking at the $900 billion worth of damage done by — by hurricanes and floods and — and weather, and traveling around the world.

But I plan on — now, my wife, Jill, has been down. She’s been on both sides of the river. She’s seen the circumstances there. She’s looked into those places. You notice you’re not seeing a lot of pictures of kids lying on top of one another with — you know, with — with bla- — with, you know, looks like tarps on top of them.

We’ve been able to deal that — we’ve been able to significantly increase funding through the HHS — Health and Human Services — to provide shelter for these kids and people. But there’s much more to be done.

And — and I realize — I — I think it is — it’s the thing that concerns me the most about being able to get control of it. Because I got to, number one, get enough funding to provide for immediate determination of whether or not someone that is, in fact, legitimately claiming a right to stay in the country because of legitimate fears. And it’s purely for economic reasons to get in line but not get in the country.

So, what we’re doing is bringing a lot of folks who are coming in and they’re doing ankle bracelets instead of people being sent back, depending on whether or not their claim appears to be legitimate.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!


Share the Story :

Add Comment