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Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler dismissed ongoing inquiries into whether President Biden has been to the southern border and whether he has any intention of visiting in the future.

Biden raised eyebrows Thursday at CNN’s town hall when he was asked by an attendee why he didn’t go to the southern border as president.


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He responded by saying that he had “been there before” but admitted “I think I should go downstairs” before pointing to his busy schedule, which prevented the visit and was created by First Lady Jill Biden. Border travel stopped.

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On Friday, Kessler issued a “fact-check” looking into his claim and found that Biden had “crossed the line” while on the campaign trail in 2008.

“On October 17th, they held a rally in Mesilla, NM. On the trip, press officer David E. Wade told The Fact Checker that the plane landed at El Paso airport and then took a motorcycle, about an hour’s drive from Las Cruces. In the suburb,” Kessler wrote. “The drive took Biden down a route that hugs the border of the United States and Mexico for a few minutes,” Wade said. ‘For most of us, it was unfamiliar territory,’ Wade recalled. Some journalists joked during the border crossing competition.”

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Despite the record-breaking growth of migrants at the border, Kessler suggested that it is trivial to pressure Biden on his past and future visits to the border.

“Whether the president has ever visited the border – or will – is little question,” Kessler wrote. “Given the level of briefings a president receives, a visit does not necessarily add to his body of knowledge. The Biden White House certainly hasn’t suggested that border hikes are a crisis—one that is part of a presidential visit.” will suggest.”

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In regards to the Post’s “Pinocchio Test”, Kessler refrained from giving an official rating to Biden’s claim, acknowledging that Biden’s visit was a “brief drive-by” that “seems to be a country visit”. Count of refueling stops”.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, referring to Kessler’s reporting at Friday’s press briefing, told Granthshala News’ Peter Ducey, “There are reports that when he was on the campaign trail in 2008, he was on the front lines of the border.” Drive through.”