Biden border absence defended by Psaki, who says he made a ‘drive through’ in 2008

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to defend President Biden on Friday for his unwillingness to travel to the southern border, using a trip he made more than a decade ago to the region as evidence for his familiarity with the issues there.

“Why did President Biden say he has been to the border,” Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked Psaki, referencing remarks made by the president during Thursday night’s town hall with CNN.

“As you may have seen, there has been reporting that he did drive through the border when he was on the campaign trail in 2008 and he is certainly familiar with the fact, and it stuck with him, the fact that in El Paso, the border goes right through the center of town,” Psaki told reporters during the press briefing.

“But, the most important thing everyone should know and understand is that the president has worked on these issues throughout his entire career and is well-versed in every aspect of our immigration system, including the border – that includes when he was Vice President.”

Psaki also attempted to defend Biden’s understanding of the immigration system in America by claiming that Biden “does not need a visit to the border to know what a mess was last by the last administration,” adding “that’s his view.”