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Psaki Says Migrant Surge ‘Wasn't Really a Crisis,' Faults Media for Using the Term

Added 05-06-21 04:04:01pm EST - “More than 170,000 people were apprehended crossing the border illegally in March, breaking a 15-year record.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Psaki Says Migrant Surge ‘Wasn’t Really a Crisis,’ Faults Media for Using the Term | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki faulted the “nature of” media as having been a “big driver” behind the use of the term “crisis” when referring to the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

During an interview with The Axe Files with David Axelrod podcast on Thursday, Psaki claimed that the migrant surge “wasn’t really a crisis,” just a “huge challenge.”

The comments came after Axelrod brought up the border, saying that “there is obviously a big problem down there.”

“There is this wrestling match you go through several times a week as to whether you’re going to call it a ‘crisis’ or how you’re going to describe it,” he said. 

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