Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Miss., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
I know Joe Biden is suffering from severe mental degradation, but he realizes video is a thing right?
That’s a real question after Biden went on ABC to make a claim that ignores everything he said back in January about the Wuhan virus. There’s gaslighting, and then there’s whatever the heck this is.
Biden just criticized the "pace" of the China travel restrictions.@RealDonaldTrump enacted them 1/31. Joe Biden then dragged his feet for two months, refusing to say if they were a good idea until 4/3 for political reasons.
Biden's "pace" put opposing Trump over public health. pic.twitter.com/U5acv3CV9B
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) April 5, 2020
Notice there’s not one ounce of pushback from the supposed “journalist” interviewing Biden here. That should have been a slam dunk, as his previous comments on the travel ban are widely known. On that point, let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
President Trump banned travel to and from China (excluding U.S. citizens for obvious reasons) on January 28th. What was Joe Biden saying at the time? He was calling it “hysterical xenophobia” in a speech he gave in response to the move. He also asserted that taking the virus seriously was “fearmongering.”
Joe Biden opposed the China travel restrictions wisely put in place by President Trump in January – restrictions that health experts credit with slowing the spread of coronavirus & saving lives.
If Biden had been in charge, more Americans would have contracted the virus faster. pic.twitter.com/yDXRYl6lOk
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 12, 2020
Biden is now attempting to re-write history. Instead of being honest about the fact that he was busy playing social justice warrior while Trump was moving to contain the spread, the former VP wants to pretend that he knew all along how bad this was. He can’t run from the receipts though, and we’ve got plenty of them.
Ted Cruz also hit Biden on the same revisionism after another tweet got sent out positing that it was Trump who hadn’t responded properly.
Failing to prepare? Yes, fed govt should have done more, but you & Obama ran the executive branch for EIGHT years, you depleted the National Stockpile & didn’t replenish it. And when Trump rightly halted flights from China, you blasted it as “xenophobic.” Stop playing politics. https://t.co/yfE0VqK9Hw
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 5, 2020
While they will certainly try, Biden and the mainstream don’t get to rewrite their own history here. Not only were those two more worried about claims of racism early on in the Wuhan virus crisis, but Biden himself was part of an administration that completely destroyed the national stockpiles that could be saving more lives right now. While one could argue Trump should have gotten them re-stocked faster, there’s no argument that the Obama administration played a large role in any current resource shortages.
As Cruz said, no one’s response has been perfect here, largely because the situation was so fluid. There was no grand, infallible play to be made because China spent the first two months lying to everyone. Biden certainly doesn’t get to act as if he knew all along. He didn’t and the video doesn’t lie.