“About the way, forward, Mr. President,” said Doocy, “as you were leaving for your overseas trip, there were reports that that were surfacing that your administration is planning to pay illegal immigrants who were separated from their parents at the border up to $450,000 each, possibly a million dollars per family. Do you think that might incentivize more people to come over illegally?”
Responding, Biden, who returned to the United States on Tuesday night from a five-day trip to Europe, did not withhold punches.
“If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah,” said the president. “But it’s not true.”
Doocy followed up and asked if what the WSJ published was a “garbage report.”
“Yeah,” replied Biden.
After checking about the $450,000 figure, which Doocy confirmed, Biden said, “That’s not gonna happen.”
Biden told FNC’s David Spunt on Saturday that when he said the WSJ’s report was “garbage” he was referring to the figure of $450,000.