Kari Lake might not be the Governor of Arizona thanks to some bad luck and the machinations of Katie Hobbs, but she’s still fighting the good fight on Twitter, sounding off on and calling out the left.
Recently she did so with a clip of Joe Biden saying that he’s not focused on the border because “there are more important things going on.” That comment came after a reporter asked him “Why would you visit our state [Arizona] and not visit the border?”
Hobbs, sharing the clip and transcript, captioned it “DISGUSTING: Joe Biden visits Arizona & accidentally confirms what we all knew: he does not care one bit about the Border Crisis.” Watch the video here:
DISGUSTING: Joe Biden visits Arizona & accidentally confirms what we all knew: he does not care one bit about the Border Crisis.
Reporter: “Why would you visit our state and not visit the border?”
Sleepy Joe: “There are more important things going on” pic.twitter.com/pPBGPktOti
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 6, 2022
White House assistant press secretary Abdullah Hasan tried to make Biden’s statment sound less bad in a statement he gave to Fox News Digital, saying:
“The President was clear that his top priority is investing in the American economy and in American communities, out-competing China, and bringing back American jobs from overseas,” Hasan said. “In fact, as Fox News’ own analysis showed, the economy is the top issue for most Americans. If anyone believes that shouldn’t be the President’s top priority too, they should say that out loud.”
“Of course, the President is also taking action to secure our border and build a fair, orderly, and humane immigration system. He’s secured more funding than all of his predecessors to support the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, put forward a comprehensive immigration reform proposal, and brought 20 world leaders together to jointly manage the migration challenge impacting the entire Western Hemisphere.”
“President Biden is focused on real solutions, not political stunts. And if border security is such a top priority for Republican officials, voting against President Biden’s request for record funding for the Department of Homeland Security is an odd way to show it.”
Biden, during his visit to Arizona, focused on “job creation” rather than the border in a speech, championing the recent announcement that TSMC would be building a large semi-conductor plant in Arizona and cheering the creation of “good jobs.” Speaking on that after thanking all the “important” people who were there and messing up the name of his “good friend” Gabby Giffords (he called her Gabby Gifford), he said:
I recently took a trip — literally, around the world — starting in Egypt and ending up in Guam, and finally coming home, ending with a meeting in Indonesia with the G20 — the countries with many of the largest economies in the world. And what was clear in those meetings is the United States is better positioned than any other nation to lead the world economy in the years ahead if we keep our focus.
There’s a strong sense from many — from all the world leaders — of the resiliency of the American economy, and we’re seeing it here at home with investments like the one we’re talking about today.
Together, with the help of your elected leaders here today, we’ve had an extraordinary two years of progress.
We passed the American Rescue Plan, keeping tens of thousands of cops, firefighters, teachers, first responders on the job in all 50 states when revenues dropped because of the lak- — the nature of the economy.
We fully vaccinated more than 220 million people. We’re rebuilding our infrastructure, fixing our roads, our bridges, our airports; strengthening American manufacturing by creating seven hundred thou- — 750,000 manufacturing jobs just since I’ve become President.
And what I’m most excited about is people are starting to feel a sense of optimism as they see the impact of the achievements in their own lives. It’s going to accelerate in months ahead, and it’s part of the broad story about the economy we’re building that works for everyone: one of the grow- — one that grows from the bottom up and the middle out, that positions Americans to win the economic competition of the 21st century. When we grow it that way, the poor have a shot, the middle class do well, and the wealthy do very well.
My dad used to have a saying. I said — you’d say, “A job is about a lot more than a paycheck, Joey, it’s about your dignity. It’s about respect. It’s about being able to look your child in the eye and say, ‘Honey, it’s gonna be okay. It’s gonna be okay.’”
Thousands of Arizonans are going to be able to look their kid in the eye because of what you’re doing here today and saying, “Honey, it’s going to be okay” and mean it.
Back in April 2021, I met with Mark and other industry leaders. TSMC had made a $12 billion investment here in Phoenix to build their first fab to make semiconductors in the United States. Now the equipment is ready to move in. Next year, commercial operations are going to begin. And today, TSMC has announced a second major investment.
They will construct a second fab here in Phoenix to build chips — 3-nano chips. The 3-nano chip. Chips that are three nano. Any- — you know what I’m saying. (Laughter and applause.) Nano no-no. I don’t know. (Laughter.)
But, look, these are the most advanced semiconductor chips on the planet. The chips will power iPhones and MacBooks, as Tim Cook can attest.
Apple had to buy all the advanced chips from overseas. Now they’re going to bring more of their supply chain here, home. It can be a gamechanger.
All told, TSMC is investing $40 billion here in Arizona — the largest foreign [direct] investment in the history of this state. Over 10,000 construction jobs and 10,000 high-tech jobs will be created. And I want to thank everyone in this company for making this happen.
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