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‘Despicable Liar’: Biden Hammered For Promising Border Agents ‘Will Pay’ For ‘Strapping’ Migrants, ‘Running Them Over’

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U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers remarks on his administration’s COVID-19 response and vaccination program from the State Dining Room of the White House on September 24, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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President Joe Biden on Thursday claimed Border Patrol agents were whipping and “running over” migrants at the southern border and promised they “will pay” for their alleged “dangerous” and “outrageous” actions.

“To see people treated like they did? Horses running them over? People being strapped? It’s outrageous,” Biden said at a Friday morning presser. “I promise you those people will pay. There will be consequences.”

“It’s dangerous, it’s wrong. It sends the wrong message around the world, it sends the wrong message at home. It’s simply not who we are,” POTUS added.

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Biden was quickly ripped online for his remarks, since Border Patrol agents and the photographer who snapped the images have denied any migrants being “whipped” by agents, despite misleading photos on social media.

In fact, as highlighted by The Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow, even Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday denied allegations of the “whipping” of Haitian migrants. A day later, though, Mayorkas appeared to change his mind, saying he was “horrified” by what he saw.

“I was horrified by what I saw,” Mayorkas said on CNN’s “New Day.” “I’m going to let the investigation run its course. But the pictures that I observed troubled me profoundly. That defies all of the values that we seek to instill in our people.”

The social media reaction to Biden’s allegations was swift.

“He’s such a despicable liar. But don’t worry guys – this was the more moral, unifying and empathetic choice,” The Blaze host Allie Beth Stuckey reacted to Biden’s comments. 

“Joe Biden is attacking Border Patrol agents for something they didn’t do. He is lying,” asserted Katie Pavlich.

“The president takes questions from list of approved reporters provided to him. First question regards chaos at border,” wrote media critic Joe Concha. “Biden responds by saying border patrol agents ‘will pay’ for alleged treatment of Haitian migrants while repeating false narrative migrants were whipped.”

“Biden just lied to the American people about migrants ‘being strapped’ [whipped] by Border Patrol,” Buck Sexton noted. “Disgraceful.”

Fox News digital editor Peter Hasson this week spoke to a Border Patrol agent about the allegation. “We do not carry whips and the only thing I see in their hands is reins,” the agent told Hasson.

“BP does an excellent job when it comes to use of force training,” the agent added. “There is no way a horse patrol unit would be whipping aliens. Whips are not issued or authorized for use.”

“Agents use their reins for a lot of reasons,” another Border Patrol source told Townhall reporter Julio Rosas. “Primarily it’s used to steer the horse, but agents will also spin them sometimes to deter people from getting too close to the horse…We are not aware of anyone being struck with the reins.”

Related: Wild Media Frenzy Claims Border Agents ‘Whipping’ Haitians; Border Patrol: Absolutely Not

Related: DHS Chief Initially Denies Border Patrol Agents Used Whips On Haitians, Then Changes Tune

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