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Biden Blames Trump for Border Crisis, Claims His Administration Now Has ‘Gotten Control’ of the Situation

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In an interview that aired Friday on NBC’s “Today,” Biden continued his refusal to use the word “crisis” to describe the vast surge in illegal immigration that began when he took office and claimed that nothing taking place is really his fault.

The president tried to paint a picture of progress at the border.

“It’s getting urgent action now. For example, a month ago, we had thousands of young kids in custody in places they shouldn’t be controlled by the Border Patrol. We have now cut that down dramatically,” he said.

But it all goes back to Trump, Biden insisted, claiming his predecessor left him “one god-awful mess at the border.”

The president said the critical issue that led to the border crisis was “the failure to have a real transition. The two departments that didn’t give us access to virtually anything were the immigration and the Defense Department,” he said.

“So we didn’t find out that they had fired a whole lot people, that they were understaffed considerably,” he said.

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