When President Donald Trump credited his journey bans final 12 months within the battle in opposition to the Coronavirus pandemic, the mainstream press and then-candidate Joe Biden accused Trump of “xenophobia.”
We’re within the midst of a disaster with the coronavirus. We have to prepared the ground with science — not Donald Trump’s file of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He’s the worst doable particular person to steer our nation by means of a worldwide well being emergency.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
Now, nevertheless, it seems that President Biden is all-in on journey restrictions.
Home Minority Chief Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s workplace was the primary to notice Biden’s change of coronary heart after it was reported Monday that the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention is imposing a brand new restriction on vacationers from South Africa.
“Has President Biden modified his thoughts on the efficacy of coronavirus entry bans?” McCarthy’s workplace requested. “Or are entry bans nonetheless ‘xenophobic fear-mongering’? Which is it? The American folks need to know.”
Fox Information’ Peter Doocy then confronted White Home press secretary Jen Psaki in regards to the new journey restrictions.
“The president has been clear that he felt the Muslim ban was xenophobic,” Psaki replied.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 25, 2021
“He overturned the Muslim ban. He additionally, although, has supported steps, journey restrictions to be able to maintain the American folks protected, to make sure that we’re getting the pandemic below management. That’s been a part of his coverage, however he was essential of the previous president for having a coverage that was no more complete than journey restrictions.”
We on the Tony Katz Institute for Accuracy and Equity fee White Home press secretary Jen Psaki as follows: “100% Contemporary Indiana Cow Dung.”
Jen Psaki advised Peter Doocy that Biden calling President Trump’s journey restrictions xenophobic “wasn’t a good articulation” pic.twitter.com/40qes9VxJP
— Greg Worth (@greg_price11) January 25, 2021
By the way, President Biden has additionally been actively shifting the goalposts on his estimates for the distribution of the Coronavirus vaccine to the American folks.
Tony Katz tackles Biden’s newly-adopted less-than-optimistic projections in immediately’s Popcorn Second.