White House press secretary Jen Psaki mentioned Thursday that there’s a “crisis” when it comes to climate change in the world, regardless of refusing to use the similar label to acknowledge ongoing issues at the southern border.

Asked by a reporter throughout the White House briefing about protests and calls for from climate activists in Washington, D.C., Psaki mentioned that President Joe Biden and his administration are “listening to advocates and people who have been elevating the issue of climate for decades.” She pointed to Biden’s “enormous investment and commitment to addressing the climate crisis that’s in his legislative agenda that’s currently working its way through Congress now.”


Despite efforts by the Biden administration not to refer to the state of affairs at the border as a “crisis,” Psaki, herself, slipped up throughout a March briefing and did simply that. 

Asked about sure COVID-19 doses being shared with Mexico, Psaki mentioned, “There have been expectations set outside of, unrelated to, any vaccine doses or requests for them, that they would be partners in dealing with the crisis on the border.” 

She later walked again her remarks, utilizing the phrase “challenges at the border.”

Prior to Psaki’s slip up, she was asked in March whether or not she believed there was a “crisis at the border,” to which she mentioned “new labels” weren’t needed for what’s a “top priority” of the Biden Administration.

Biden additionally at one level referenced a “crisis” at the border, a transfer Psaki was compelled to defend. After Biden pointed to “the crisis that ended up on the border with young people,” Psaki claimed Biden “does not feel that children coming to our border seeking refuge from violence, economic hardships, and other dire circumstances is a crisis.”

Psaki beforehand referred to climate change as a “crisis” in a tweet criticizing former President Donald Trump on the topic. She known as gun violence a “crisis” in an August 2019 tweet.

At least 160,000 unlawful immigrants have been launched into the U.S. by the Biden administration since March, Border Patrol paperwork obtained by Fox News present.

The White House couldn’t be reached instantly for remark.