President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington (Picture: AP)

President Joe Biden on Thursday claimed the migrant crisis at the southern border with Mexico is not as bad as it was under his predecessor Donald Trump.

Biden said that a surge in migrants attempting to cross the border happens every year in January, February and March, when people are less likely to die than during the summer in the heat.

‘Does anybody suggest there was a 31 percent increase under Trump because he was a nice guy and he’s doing good things at the border and that’s the reason they’re coming?’ Biden said.

Biden addressed reporters’ questions on immigration in his first formal press conference since taking office.

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