by Gina Cassini
Former second lady Dr. Jill Biden, whose husband former VP Joe Biden is running for the 2020 Democrat nomination, handed out tamales and Christmas gifts to migrants in Mexico as part of a visit with local leaders on Sunday — and many Americans were not pleased with her choice of venue.
Biden toured a migrant camp across the border from Brownsville, Texas, home to over 2000 asylum-seekers. Many of the migrants, often referred to as MPPs, have remained in Mexico as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Migrant Protection Protocols program as they await hearings before U.S. immigration officials.
“It’s heartbreaking. It’s really heartbreaking,” Biden said of the camp, according to Border Report. “Across the river is the flag of the United States. The flag of the United States offers people hope. They’re bringing their families and their loved ones here for hope of a better future and a better life for themselves.”
“We are all immigrants and our nation was built on immigration and immigrants and we are welcoming nation, but that’s not the message we are sending here at the border. We’re saying ‘Stop, don’t come in!’ And that’s not who we are,” she added. (Note: Jill Biden is NOT an immigrant).
The reaction that exploded online was not what Team Biden expected.
“Angel Mom” Mary Ann Mendoza, whose police officer son Brandon was killed an a Mexican illegal alien tweeted back:
Jill Biden went all the way to Mexico to feed migrants. Meanwhile, in Delaware…— 🇺🇸🤡ILLEGALS 4 BERNIE😂🇺🇸 (@InnerStrumpf) December 23, 2019
This perfectly embodies Democrats. This doesn't look like "doing both." Liberals despise Americans & want to replace us. They are evil. pic.twitter.com/3TCVyO9j3n
Again, Democrat ignoring actual American citizens who are in need. Why not go to California and feed some homeless? We know why. Jill Biden, like her husband and step son, is disgraceful.— Mary Forbes 🇺🇸✝️ (@MaryForbes14) December 23, 2019