iden appears to be suffering from a bad case of malarkey syndrome. A textbook example was presented last week when he was asked about his administration’s proposal to pay up to $450,000 compensation
per person to illegal migrant families that had been separated under the Trump administration.
It was “garbage,” “not true” and “not gonna happen,” he told Fox News’ Peter Doocy at a White House press conference Wednesday.
The president was so emphatic, it seemed to be an open-and-shut case. The Wall Street Journal’s story revealing the Department of Justice negotiations with migrant families must be wrong.
But not so fast. If you are familiar enough with the president’s blarney, you may have picked up the sleight of hand in his answer.
Doocy had asked about payments of “up to” $450,000.
Biden repeated the question back to him, without the qualifier, but with a sly smirk: “$450,000 per person, is that what you’re saying? That’s not gonna happen.”
That afternoon, the ACLU called out the mendacity in the politest way possible, suggesting the president was not “fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department.”
Lo and behold, the next day, Biden was “perfectly comfortable” with the payments, said White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. What he really meant was that the $450,000 figure might not be entirely accurate.
A lot of people would have heard Biden’s denial and missed the White House walk-back. And that’s no accident.
The day after an election in which his party was shellacked across the nation, the president knew that a policy of rewarding foreigners for breaking our laws was kryptonite to voters.
So he did what he has done all his career. He lied.
But he didn’t disavow the policy. Far from it. He thinks it makes him look compassionate but, more importantly, it makes President Donald Trump look bad — and that seems to be the one animating force of his presidency.
Jean-Pierre spelled it out Thursday, when she blamed the Trump administration’s “cruel, inhuman, immoral policies” for the compensation payments.
By Saturday, Biden had gone from flatly denying the payments to yelling at a reporter that they were moral and justified.
“If, in fact, because of the outrageous behavior of the last administration … you LOST YOUR CHILD,” he bellowed and wagged his finger, “you deserve some kind of compensation.”
It’s a bit rich when Biden singlehandedly created the conditions for a record surge at the border of unaccompanied minors who, by definition, are separated from their families — and then his administration went and lost track of at least 45,000 of them, according to Axios.
There is nothing compassionate about Biden’s lax border policy, not for the poor souls who have been lured into the arms of criminal human-smugglers, and not for the American people, who already are suffering the consequences of what can only be described as a secret government-sponsored invasion.
If it were good policy, Biden would not feel the need to lie and obfuscate when asked about it.
His administration would not be flying illegal migrants around the country secretly in private charter jets in the middle of the night if it were proud of what it was doing.
It would not be pretending that migrants on these secret flights, some of whom The Post watched land in White Plains last month, are children, when a good pro…