White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged a question on Thursday about smugglers throwing small children over the southern border wall, and instead shifted attention to the reporter’s motivation for asking the question.
“And then, on immigration, has the White House considered beefing up border security now that there is video of a three-year-old and a five-year-old being thrown over the wall in New Mexico?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked.
Psaki said that the administration has “spoken out about our concerns” regarding what the smugglers are doing.
“Yes, but they still got close enough — as you guys are talking about addressing root causes in the region — for a smuggler to throw them over a wall into the desert,” Doocy said. “And I’m just curious what the White House is doing to stop that from happening?
“And are you concerned more about the kids’ safety or are you concerned about kids getting in?” Psaki asked. “Or tell me more about your