(FreedomJournal.Org)- Former Vice president Joe Biden was strongly opposed to the president’s decision to ban travel from China in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, but two months later, it looks like he finally endorses it. The presumed Democratic presidential nominee announced his support for the policy through his deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield.
During a CNN slot on Friday, Bedingfield explained that Biden “supports travel bans that are guided by medical experts, advocated by public health officials, and backed by a full strategy.”
In short, he’s saying that he only opposed the decision to ban travel from China in the first place because Trump was the one who proposed it…even though it turned out to be absolutely the right decision.
“Science supported this ban, therefore he did, too,” Bedingfield claimed.
President Trump set up the White House Coronavirus Task Force on January 30, the same day that the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency. It was also the same day that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Chinese coronavirus was being spread between humans.
The following day, Trump declared a public health emergency and swiftly banned travel into the United States from China. Republican commentators had already been calling for a travel ban, but the president waited for official recommendations from the world’s experts to make the call.
During an Iowa campaign stop, however, Joe Biden slammed the move and brushed it off as “hysteria.”
“This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia,” he claimed.
Here’s another one for you. This was Joe Biden the same day Trump issued the Travel Ban on China. He said it was “Hysteria & Xenophobia”. pic.twitter.com/SCxWJkzG6Z
— Justin Pulitzer Trades (@JustinPulitzer) March 28, 2020
Then, on February 1, Biden criticized the travel ban once again.
“We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science – not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering,” he claimed.
“He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency,” he added.
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
I guess Biden is eating a big slice of humble pie while locked up at home in Delaware.