White House Reports Biden Went on Trip That Never Happened

White House Reports Biden Went on Trip That Never Happened

White House Reports Biden Went on Trip That Never Happened

(RightWing.org) – Responding to criticism of President Joe Biden’s failing immigration policies, last week the White House talked about a trip the chief executive made to the Mexican border. There’s just one problem with the story. It never happened.

On November 30, a journalist asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre if the president would take House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) up on his invitation for a joint visit to the border. Jean-Pierre replied, “He’s been there… And since he took office.”

That’s a bold claim — and it wasn’t long before people started fact-checking it. Later that day, RNC Research, a Twitter account managed by the Republican National Committee, challenged Jean-Pierre’s narrative, flatly saying, “THIS IS A LIE.” According to One America News Network, the president’s travel logs confirm that he hasn’t been to the border since he took office, meaning that Jean-Pierre’s statement was indeed false.

People make gaffes, and Biden himself is the perfect example of that, but what Jean-Pierre said was no gaffe. She didn’t mix up what she was saying or give the wrong name. She simply invented a fact, and that’s a lie. More than that, she made a claim that could be easily checked, making it a stupid lie. Why would the White House say something so simple to disprove?

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