After left-wing media launched a smear campaign against them, President Joe Biden issued threats against border patrol agents. They peddled fake information that agents riding horses were whipping illegal immigrants. Biden was able to parrot the fake news even though it was completely fabricated.
“Of course I take responsibility, I’m president…” Biden stated during a press conference to reporters while slandering the border patrol. “To see people treated like they did, horses nearly running them over, people being strapped. It’s outrageous. I promise you those people will pay.”
“It’s dangerous, it’s wrong. It sends the wrong message around the world, it sends the wrong message at home. It’s simply not who we are,” he continued to add.
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.@POTUS on Border Patrol agents in Del Rio: "Of course I take responsibility, I'm president. … To see people treated like they did, horses nearly running them over, people being strapped. It's outrageous. I promise you those people will pay."https://t.co/BPa7voMRap pic.twitter.com/1NDhXJtUwX— CSPAN (@cspan) September 24, 2021
Biden was instantly criticized for his comments as a “despicable liar”
“The photographer who took the now infamous photos of mounted Border Patrol agents in Del Rio says he and his colleagues never saw agents whipping anyone and the photos are being misconstrued,” reported Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, proving Biden to be a liar. “However, the false narrative is off and running.”
NEW: The photographer who took the now infamous photos of mounted Border Patrol agents in Del Rio says he and his colleagues never saw agents whipping anyone and the photos are being misconstrued.— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 24, 2021
However, the false narrative is off and running. @FoxNews https://t.co/scwhoqOqYS
“He’s such a despicable liar. But don’t worry guys – this was the more moral, unifying and empathetic choice,” stated The Blaze host Allie Beth Stuckey while reacting to Biden’s comments.
“Joe Biden is attacking Border Patrol agents for something they didn’t do. He is lying,” stated Katie Pavlich.
“The president takes questions from list of approved reporters provided to him. First question regards chaos at border,” wrote Joe Concha. “Biden responds by saying border patrol agents ‘will pay’ for alleged treatment of Haitian migrants while repeating false narrative migrants were whipped.”
“Biden just lied to the American people about migrants ‘being strapped’ [whipped] by Border Patrol,” Buck Sexton said. “Disgraceful.”
Peter Hasson, Fox News’ digital editor, spoke to a Border Patrol agent earlier in the week about the whipping allegations. Hasson was told by the agent that whips are not carried and that reins are all they have in their hands.
“BP does an excellent job when it comes to use of force training,” the agent continued. “There is no way a horse patrol unit would be whipping aliens. Whips are not issued or authorized for use.”
“Agents use their reins for a lot of reasons,” another Border Patrol source said to Townhall. “Primarily it’s used to steer the horse, but agents will also spin them sometimes to deter people from getting too close to the horse…We are not aware of anyone being struck with the reins.”