After about a year of Democrats blaming and Monday morning quarterbacking President Donald Trump for either doing too much or not enough in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Joe Biden is singing a different tune.
“If we fail to act, there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic rages on, because there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” Biden claimed last week, after previously vowing that his team would prioritize getting COVID under control.
Over the course of the Election 2020 campaign, however, Biden and the Democrat Party bitterly held Trump responsible for all manner of perceived shortcomings even as the-then president mobilized an unprecedented public sector-private sector, full-spectrum coronavirus initiative which culminated in the rapid emergence of a vaccine program under the appropriately named Operation Warp Speed.
In October 2020, for example, Biden’s Twitter feed bragged that “we’re eight months into this pandemic and Donald Trump still doesn’t have a plan to get this virus under control. I do.” In another tweet, he promised to shut down the virus rather than the economy.
Joe Biden 22/01/2021
“There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.” pic.twitter.com/wEhGuHlr72
— James 🤌🏼 (@TheNo1Waffler) January 22, 2021
“The idea that nothing will change the pandemic drew confusion and ire from figures in politics and the media,” Fox News reported about Biden’s gaffe, assuming it was a gaffe rather than a reflection of policy.
And as a thought experiment, imagine for a second how those never-satisfied two sectors would have responded if Trump had said the same thing at any time in 2020.
According to some damage control from Xavier Becerra, Biden’s Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee, “I believe President Biden made it very clear, the plane is in a nosedive, and we gotta pull it up. And you’re not going to do that overnight.”
"nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic" our #LiarandChief #JoeBiden folks. When he was running against Trump, he clearly had a plan outlined… #JoeBidenPresident #Covid_19 #COVID19 #Fraud #BidenHarrisInauguration #Democrats pic.twitter.com/RnseK7nrBQ
— Hippocritically Honest (@realhonesthippo) January 25, 2021
Twitter is not buying the Biden flop-flop. Here is just a sample:
He campaigned for months claiming that he was going to shut down the virus. Proclaiming the science of masks and restrictions would stop it.
And now you throw up hands and say yeah, nothing we can do. Two days on the job.
— The BOB (@mackswift) January 22, 2021
Didn’t Man of Science @JoeBiden assure Americans that unlike Tarot Card Reader Trump, his team had a definitive plan to defeat the virus with no known geographic origin? It’s as though all politicians do nothing but lie and gullible people believe. https://t.co/qv7kUiCSJ6
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) January 23, 2021
He had a vaccine plan until he realized his goal was already achieved by the Trump administration. He had a mask plan until he realized he couldn’t even follow it for a couple hours. Oh well, nothing we can do now.
— Jeremy Forsythe (@jdforsythe) January 23, 2021
He said Trump gave up on getting the virus under control… in office a few days and he says .@JoeBiden
“There is nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.”
Magically the numbers are gone from @CNN with death totals https://t.co/InNvF0fgHT
— KYgal4Trump (@Kygal4Trump) January 23, 2021
So I guess this means we should just ditch the masks, open everything up, and get back on with our lives. I mean, seeing as how there’s nothing we can do.
— Carbon (@mcarbon218) January 23, 2021
He’s not winning any oscars for acting, he clearly is just reading what in front of him. He bashed Trump for “not having a plan” yet just admitted there’s “nothing we can do”. So which is it, a plan to get under control or do nothing?
— Alex Strazza (@Galaxy_Riders) January 23, 2021
— kevin kietzman (@kkhasissues) January 23, 2021
We had a President who was optimistic and trying encourage Americans despite pandemic, now we have @JoeBiden who just took office and told us, there are s nothing he can do to fix #WuhanVirus. I like a President who fights not give up. #Bidenisnotmypresident
— The_Real_Neeta (@neetasolanki4) January 25, 2021
In that case everyone can go maskless, businesses can be 100% opened, and it doesn’t matter if someone gets the vaccine or not. Because according to @JoeBiden , there’s absolutely nothing we can do to change what the virus will do.
— Official countdown until Joe’s last day in office. (@JoeBye_den) January 23, 2021
We have more mass amounts of people wearing masks now than anytime before, what on God’s green earth do you think more masks mandates are gonna do. Perhaps, maybe, masks don’t work?? Instead, Joe Biden says, “There’s nothing we can do.” Complete 360 from his campaign rhetoric.
— Quentin Moore (@Moore22Quentin) January 25, 2021
JoeBiden: “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.”
— Wallace 勇敢的心 (@Wallace27336653) January 23, 2021
“There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months” is the opposite of Biden said his entire campaign.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) January 22, 2021
In a walk down memory lane, Joe Biden was in charge of the Obama administration’s response to the 2009 swine flu outbreak. Biden chief of staff Ron Klain admitted last year that “we did every possible thing wrong” in that crisis.
Top Biden advisor Ron Klain on Joe Biden's handling of the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic:
"We did every possible thing wrong… It is purely a fortuity that this isn’t one of the great mass casualty events in American history." pic.twitter.com/5nglOFjNsE
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) June 23, 2020
Facemask advocate Biden was also heavily criticized for ditching his mask at the Lincoln Memorial just hours after signing an executive order requiring masks on federal property to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 21, 2021
The Biden inauguration is apparently all it took, however, for the COVID pandemic to “subside” for some Democrat elected officials who claim to be members of the party of science. California, Michigan and Illinois, among other jurisdictions, are in various stages of unlocking the lockdown and reopening for business.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 25, 2021
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