Despite promises to the contrary, President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 policies have been a contradictory hot mess.
And now, it seems, you’re un-American if you criticize such policies handed down by the executive-order-signer-in-chief.
Here’s a a quick recap of Biden’s first week:
After months of ripping former President Donald Trump for failing Americans n tamping down the spread of the virus, Biden said last Friday, “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.”
Biden’s team planted bugs in the ears of compliant reporters at CNN that they had to “build everything from scratch” because the Trump administration failed to leave a vaccine-distribution plan. None other than Dr. Anthony Fauci refuted that, noting that millions of vaccines had already been provided. “We certainly are not starting from scratch because there is activity going on in the distribution,” he said.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy has been particularly sharp on the hypocrisy. When he asked Biden’s press secretary, Jen Paski, how a COVID travel ban on South Africa, a nation that is nearly 80 percent black, is not xenophobic when Biden denounced one imposed on China last year as such, she bungled that, saying Doocy’s characterization was not “fair” and fibbed by adding that Biden was actually referring to Trump’s ban on majority-Muslim countries designated as sponsors of terrorism.
Pres. Biden calls out an unnamed congressman who refuses to wear a mask pic.twitter.com/bWvD6wC7MM
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 26, 2021
Doocy also challenged the administration’s pronouncement on a mask mandate – which led Biden to snipe at Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy on Tuesday.
Doocy recently asked the logical question of why Biden and his family went maskless at the Lincoln Memorial on the same day Biden imposed the mask mandate for people visiting or working on federal property. Answering Doocy, Psaki replied, “I think we have bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time.”
Along those lines, Biden has maintained that Americans have a “patriotic duty” to mask up. He repeated that on Tuesday, and recalled how Roy, without naming him, had responded when Biden had made that argument last month.
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) December 9, 2020
The controversy stems from Dec. 9, when Biden announced that he would impose a mask mandate on “day one.” Roy shot back in a tweet: “On day one I will tell you to kiss my a–. #StandUpForAmerica.”
Telling a tyrant to kiss your ass is pretty much the most American thing ever.
— #Resist46 (@Right_NJ) January 27, 2021
On Tuesday, after saying wearing masks could save 50,000 lives, Biden noted, “One congressman pointed out — he used very colorful terms to say — ‘wearing a mask I’d tell him to kiss my ear, I’m not gonna wear a mask.'”
“Well, guess what,” Biden added, “not very American.”
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) January 26, 2021
Roy, in response, told RealClearNews, “It’s not my most Christian statement but it’s very American.”
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