As we — and the world — watch a genuine crisis unfold and escalate at our southern border, there’s Joe Biden, caught in the middle of it all.

The Biden administration still won’t call the border crisis a “border crisis,” but rest assured that the president’s got his eyes on the situation.

In fact, he’s staring it down. At least according to Politico Playbook:

“Stares down.”

Well, that’s certainly one way to look at it …

Biden is facing criticism on the border situation from both sides, but he’s not really staring it down so much as just … staring.

Yeah, see, that’s the Joe Biden we know.

Next time, Politico, at least put a little effort into your spin. Like this:

Brilliant.