The president of Mexico put the blame for the migrant crisis currently exploding across our Southwest U.S. border exactly where it should be – on President Joe Biden.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador addressed the border crisis that’s flooding through his country from Central America and into the United States, blaming Biden’s campaign promises for creating the problem in the first place.
“Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden there would be a better treatment of migrants. And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so,” the Mexican leader said.
The New York Posts notes it’s not the first time Obrador has pointed the finger at Biden for triggering a massive influx of illegal aliens, saying earlier this month that “[Migrants] see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States.”
Under pressure from former President Donald Trump, Obrador had previously worked with the U.S. to slow the migrant flow streaming across his own southern border and bound for the United States, only after Trump threatened Mexico with tariffs if the southern neighbors didn’t help mitigate the problem.
Obrador’s claim that migrants are coming to the United States in unprecedented numbers is backed up by testimonies from the migrants themselves, many of whom have told reporters during their journey that they’re coming because they believe Biden has told them they can.