As a conservative blogger, I always aim to provide accurate and fact-based information to my readers. That’s why it’s important to look closely at the recent exchange between White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy.
Doocy sought clarification from Jean-Pierre regarding a statement she made earlier this week saying, “When it comes to illegal migration, you have seen it come down by more than 90%, and that’s because of the actions that this president has taken.”
This might be the worst lie ever told by a White House Press Secretary:
“When it comes to illegal migration, you have seen it come down by more than 90%, and that’s because of the actions that this president has taken.” – Karine Jean-Pierre pic.twitter.com/VheR51YXWr
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 2, 2023
Doocy first asked Jean-Pierre, “If the border is secure, as the administration has said, then why would we need to send 1,500 active-duty U.S. troops down there?”
The Press Secretary responded with a word salad, saying, “Because we need more work, we need more — work needs to be done.”
Doocy then asked where that number came from, citing information from federal immigration officials that 136,000 people have been apprehended this fiscal year so far.
Jean-Pierre proceeded to interrupt Doocy, claiming that the dramatics needed to come down before answering his question. She then claimed that the decrease in illegal migration was due to the president’s parolee program for certain countries.
However, it’s important to note that Doocy’s original question was not about the parolee program but rather about the broader claim that “the actions that this president has taken” have led to a 90% decrease in illegal immigration. It’s unclear where Jean-Pierre obtained this figure, and her response to Doocy’s inquiry was dismissive and unhelpful.
Karine Jean-Pierre is the most brazen liar to ever take the White House podium.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 2, 2023