HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Biden lays border crisis ...

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:04 AM

Biden lays border crisis on Trump admin's refusal to cooperate

Source: NBC News


Biden also said in an exclusive interview with "TODAY" that he doesn't "think the American people are racist," but Black Americans are "behind the eight ball" in terms of opportunity.

April 30, 2021, 7:06 AM EDT / Updated April 30, 2021, 9:08 AM EDT
By Rebecca Shabad

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden blamed the Trump administration for ongoing problems at the U.S.-Mexico border, citing its failure to cooperate and share critical information during the presidential transition period.

In an exclusive interview airing Friday with TODAY show co-anchor Craig Melvin, Biden said his administration inherited “one god-awful mess at the border” from former President Donald Trump. He said it’s the result of “the failure to have a real transition — cooperation from the last administration, like every other administration has done.”

After the November election, Biden said that he dispatched his transition team to meet with the officials leading the major departments across the government.

“The two departments that didn’t give us access to virtually anything were the immigration and the Defense Department,” said Biden, who added that his team didn’t know until he was sworn into office that Trump had fired many people from those departments and they were “understaffed considerably.”

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/one-god-awful-mess-biden-lays-border-crisis-trump-admin-n1265908

5 replies, 1389 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Biden lays border crisis on Trump admin's refusal to cooperate (Original post)
DonViejo Apr 30 OP
OneCrazyDiamond Apr 30 #1
Probatim Apr 30 #3
OneCrazyDiamond Apr 30 #4
2naSalit Apr 30 #2
AZLD4Candidate Apr 30 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:17 PM

1. The Media love to claim its a "Crisis".


It drives me nuts. Joe knows what he is doing. He inherited the worst of the worst, and they expect him to snap his fingers and he will solve an issue that has outlasted all who tried.

How long before he gets blamed for the Middle East.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:41 PM

3. To be fair, it is a crisis - one the belongs to tRump,

republican policies in Central America, and, very likely, climate change.

As always, it's up to a Democratic administration to fix.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Probatim (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:50 PM

4. I agree the other guy created pent up demand, but

I can't view immigrants seeking a better life as a crisis. I see it as an opportunity for a more perfect union. We need to embrace them, not label their efforts a crisis for news ratings.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:28 PM

2. As he should.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:28 PM

5. I live 60 miles from the border and teach on a Native Nation with almost a hundred miles of border

Haven't seen any of this at Nogales, Lukeville, Sasabe, or San Luis.

Normally, American citizens get pulled into secondary (I have four times) for refusing to answer questions like "where do you live" and "where are you going?" and "what did you do in Mexico."

At the border, I will only answer two questions: My citizenship which my passport proves, and if I am bringing anything back.

When they ask what I did, I say "stuff."
When they where I live, I point and say "that way."
When they ask again, I say "in a cardboard box under the 22nd street bridge."
When they ask where I am going, I simply say "home."
When they ask where home is, I point again and say "that way."

There is no oversight with CBP at the border. They can do whatever they want to whomever they want and will ban cameras because they don't want their abuses documented.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread