Psaki Tries to Defend Biden Calling Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Hysterical Xenophobia’
CLAIM: Biden is not a hypocrite for his newly-imposed travel ban on several African nations after calling Trump’s ban “hysterical xenophobia” at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, because Biden had been responding to a Trump “tweet,” and because he was consulting scientists in imposing his travel ban, unlike the former president.
VERDICT: FALSE. Biden was not responding to a “tweet,” and Trump was consulting scientists at the time of his travel ban.
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki Monday...