Over the weekend when President Biden called what‚Äôs been happening at the border a ‚Äúcrisis,‚ÄĚ others in the White House tried to make it clear that what Biden says doesn‚Äôt necessarily represent the official position of his administration.
While backing away from the term ‚Äúcrisis,‚ÄĚ Biden press secretary Jen Psaki did admit this administration was a bit caught off guard by the surge:
Biden White House was admits they were unprepared for border crisis:
"There was an increase of unaccompanied children at the border."
"That increase and that influx, as you all know, was higher than most people ‚Äď including us ‚Äď anticipated." pic.twitter.com/M28xUk5HoW
‚ÄĒ Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) April 19, 2021
Caught off guard? Heck, during debate season Biden sent out the invitations:
In the first Democratic primary debate, Biden says when he‚Äôs president, illegal immigrants should ‚Äúimmediately surge to the border‚ÄĚ pic.twitter.com/NeTjk7VGaV
‚ÄĒ CV19HT?? (@cv19ht) April 12, 2021
Given that, who could have possibly predicted what would have happened!?
‚ÄĒ Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) April 19, 2021
Biden Administration : Hey guys, we will decriminalize trespassing the border, we will welcome you, we will stop building the wall, we will give free stuff
‚Äď> Migrants come in mass
Biden Administration : pic.twitter.com/DgJy4A4ZkA
‚ÄĒ Chem (@c_h_e_m) April 19, 2021
Unprepared they were wearing T-shirts that said Biden let us in this was all planned!
‚ÄĒ Lisa (@F2021Lisa) April 19, 2021