After President Joe Biden told reporters Tuesday that the top priority of his presidency is the economy, the White House said that the president has “more important things” than just visiting the border.
“The President made it clear that his top priority was investing in America’s economy and American communities, beating China and bringing back American workers from abroad. Daily Caller has reported that the economy is the number one issue facing Americans. Abdullah Hasan (White House assistant press secretary) stated that this shouldn’t be President’s number one priority.
Multiple polls before the midterm elections indicated that a majority of voters ranked the economy among their top concerns.
According to Sergio Moreno, Vice President at-Large of the National Border Patrol Council, approximately 2.3 million migrants crossed the southern border in fiscal 2022. In addition, CBP has witnessed at least four suicides in recent weeks. (RELATED: ‘We Lost Our Purpose’: Border Patrol Sees Surge In Suicides As Morale Plummets)
The Caller also asked if the White House thought that suicides by CBP personnel were normal. The White House didn’t respond to the inquiry.
“Of course, President Trump is taking action to secure our borders and create a fair, ordered, and humane immigration system. Hasan said that he has secured more funding than his predecessors to help the Department of Homeland Security’s men and women, put forward an extensive immigration reform proposal, and brought together 20 global leaders to address the problem of migration in the Western Hemisphere.
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy questioned Biden Tuesday morning about why he was visiting Arizona, a border-state, but he had no plans to visit the border.
“Because they have more important things. They are going to invest billions in the new enterprise state,” Biden replied, referring specifically to TSMC, a Taiwanese firm that makes investments in the manufacture of chips. Biden will be visiting the company on Tuesday.
Biden was last seen near the border in 2008, when he was vice president. Jen Psaki, then White House press secretary, stated that Biden would be driving by it again in 2021.
Doocy asked Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary, if Biden was concerned about the right to abort. The president had promised to codify Roe v. Wade if Democrats win both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Jean-Pierre stated that Biden’s Roe legislation was only a demonstration of his commitment to the majority of Americans.