In a single day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported more than 10,000 border crossings.
On Thursday, people on social media were upset that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wouldn’t answer Peter Doocy’s question about the situation at the border.
During the day’s press conference, Doocy asked Jean-Pierre about recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which said that more than 7,500 undocumented people crossed the border on Sunday, and that number was expected to rise to more than 10,000 a day by the end of the week. The conversation got heated when Jean-Pierre yelled at Doocy for talking over her.
“So, what do you call it here at the White House when 10,000 people cross the border illegally in a single day?” Doocy inquired.
“So, what do you call it, Peter, when the GOP puts forward a—wait, no, no, no, no, no, you can’t,” Jean-Pierre said, talking over Doocy as he tried to clarify the question.
“You’re answering my question with a question,” Doocy said.
“I’m answering. OK, let’s move on,” Jean-Pierre says as the two start talking over each other.
“Karine, please,” said Doocy.
Again, she said, “No, no, no, we’re moving on,” and then she pointed to another reporter. “Back there.”
“You said you were going to stop people from crossing the line. Ten thousand people moved…” Doocy said before he was again cut off.
“Peter, I tried to answer the question, but you stopped me,” Jean-Pierre told the other reporter before turning back to the first one. “Shall we go?”
People on social media talked about the back-and-forth between the two, pointing out that Jean-Pierre hadn’t done anything to stop the nearly record number of border crossings.
Kevin McMahon, a video writer for Townhall.com, joked about how Karine acts like a replacement teacher.
As of last month, sources told FOX News that the government was holding about 20,000 refugees. NBC News says that after people cross the border, Border Patrol immediately lets anywhere from 100 to 200 of them out onto U.S. streets. A radio host and FOX News analyst, Guy Benson, said it was “pathetic.”
The editor-in-chief of The Post Millennial, Libby Emmons, said, “She doesn’t think Doocy deserves a response. In this clip, I have to say that she reminds me a lot of my evil stepmother.
Doug Powers of Twitchy said, “KJP actually said, ‘I know you are, but what am I?’ because she won’t answer for the mess they’ve made on purpose.”
Chris Brunet, a contributor to the American Conservative, said, “As a Canadian, I couldn’t move to the U.S. even if I wanted to, which I do. “SMH, I should have been born in Guatemala.”
“It’s called ‘an invasion,'” actor Dean Cain wrote.
“‘What do you call it here at the White House when 10,000 people cross the line illegally in one day?’ The situation is in trouble. “She should say ‘crisis,'” the official “X” account of the GOP said.