President Joe Biden’s attempt to look tough on the border and ready to crack down on the fentanyl crisis took a wrong turn when conservative comedian Roseanne Barr, never one to hold her tongue, drew attention to the ridiculous tweet and utterly humiliated the president with her reply.
The situation started with President Biden’s account posting, “Deaths from fentanyl are an American tragedy that requires global action. I’m committed to doing everything I can to control this crisis – from expanding prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery, to working with Chinese, Mexican, and Canadian partners to tackle this.”
Barr wasn’t having his claim that he is doing all he can to fix the problem, and instead of playing along with his claims or earnestly trying to debate policy points with the president’s Twitter account, she just said what many on the right are thinking: “Close the fucking border then, dipshit,” she wrote.
Roseanne was joined in her criticism of Biden’s tweet by other conservative commentators who posted things like “Joe Biden should take 100% of the blame for fentanyl deaths! His open border policy is the main reason we have this epidemic. The Worst President in History!” and “Have you ever thought about closing the border?”
The poorly received post came alongside other efforts from the Biden Administration to look tough on the border and like it is competently handling the fentanyl crisis that is dragging and has dragged so many Americans to an early grave.
In a recent statement released by the White House Briefing Room, for example, the Administration said, “Today, President Biden met with his national and homeland security leadership to ensure that his administration drives progress to address the deadly scourge of illicit fentanyl and to discuss efforts underway to tackle the global crisis posed by synthetic drugs. The President and his team discussed how to build upon last week’s significant commitments from China and Mexico to crack down on the precursors, production, and trafficking of illicit fentanyl.“
Continuing, the statement claimed that Biden is doing “everything he can” to fight fentanyl, much as was claimed in the tweet. It said, “President Biden was briefed by Secretary Blinken, Secretary Mayorkas, Attorney General Garland, and DEA Administrator Milgram. The President underscored how critical it is to our understanding of foreign drug trafficking organizations—and ability to fight illicit fentanyl — that Congress reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act before it expires at the end of next month, and he reiterated his commitment to do everything he can to counter the illicit fentanyl crisis in the United States, which is the number one cause of death for people aged 18-44.“
Concluding, the statement added, “President Biden has made beating the overdose epidemic a key priority in his Unity Agenda for the Nation, including a focus on cracking down on global illicit drug trafficking and disrupting the flow of illicit fentanyl and its precursors. To advance President Biden’s Unity Agenda, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken historic action to address the overdose epidemic and save lives. President Biden is also calling on Congress for immediate action to help provide $1.55 billion to strengthen addiction treatment, overdose prevention measures, and recovery support services across the country, and more than $1.2 billion to crack down on drug trafficking to keep dangerous drugs like illicit fentanyl out of our communities.“
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