President Joe Biden nearly blew a fuse when a reporter pressed him about media reports that his administration was considering paying illegal aliens who were separated from their families at the border during the previous administration payouts in the hundreds of thousands of dollars each to settle lawsuits.
“I’d like to ask you, real quick, sir: Where do you stand?” the reporter asked. “You said last week that this report about migrant families at the border getting payments was ‘garbage.’”
“No, I didn’t say that,” Biden claimed.
“Let’s get it straight. You said everybody coming across the border gets $500- — $450,000,” Biden falsely claimed while pointing his finger.
“Now, here’s the thing,” Biden began to shout. “If in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration, you were coming across the border, whether it was legal or illegal, and you lost your child — you lost your child — it’s gone — you deserve some kind of compensation, no matter what the circumstance.”
“What that will be, I have no idea. I have no idea. Yes,” Biden added before attempting to move on to the next question.
When asked by the reporter if he was okay with the Department of Justice negotiating a settlement, Biden did not answer.
On Wednesday, Biden said plans to give cash payments to illegal immigrants were “not true” and “garbage.”
The NEXT DAY, Biden’s spokeswoman and his DHS Secretary confirmed the plans. pic.twitter.com/oXucIYW1t2
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 6, 2021