President Joe Biden may have literally visited the border this week, but it certainly doesn’t appear as though his visit was very fruitful.
The Commander in Chief had been routinely lambasted in recent months over his unwillingness to personally assess the horrid humanitarian crisis that has been playing out in place like El Paso, Texas. But, as he was preparing to arrive in the inundated city, local officials were whitewashing the crisis, making Biden’s visit almost moot.
Then, in a move that had many conservatives scratching their heads, Biden decided to pose for pictures at the border wall.
President Joe Biden tweeted an image of his first-ever border visit Sunday that featured part of the “wall,” or border fence, in El Paso, Texas — after he and his party shut down President Donald Trump’s border wall.
This was an odd choice, of course.
Biden ran in 2020 on a promise to build “not another foot” of Trump’s border project after Democrats refused to fund it in 2019 and claimed that it was motivated by racism and the desire to keep brown or black people out.
As soon as he took office, Biden halted construction of the high bollard fencing that Trump had been building along the wall — though the Biden administration later quietly filled in some gaps that had been left behind.
Biden’s anti-wall ethos made the decision a strange one, certainly, and continues to suggest that he and his handlers are a bit out-of-touch with their own messaging.