Not long after giving his first address to Congress, President Joe Biden sat down with NBC on Thursday, and continued his apparent attempt to dismiss or entirely ignore the ongoing migrant crisis at the United States’ southern border.
First, Biden repeated his reference to a “seasonal” spike in illegal border crossings, and placed the blame squarely at the feet of the Trump administration.
“The two departments that didn’t give us access to virtually anything were the immigration and the Defense Department,” Biden told NBC.
Regarding Biden’s latest NBC interview, The Washington Examiner noted, “It is unclear whether Biden meant the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Health and Human Services,” when he said “immigration,” given that both departments are “are responsible for migrant children at different points of the process, from apprehension to release to a parent or guardian or otherwise.”
Biden then added that “They didn’t have beds,” and, “They didn’t plan for the overflow.”
This mimicked the style of