NEW YORK POST – President Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic “over” during an interview that aired Sunday night — and immediately sparked a bitter backlash from progressives and liberal Democrats.
Biden repeatedly asserted that the pandemic was in the nation’s rear-view mirror while speaking to CBS’ “60 Minutes” at the Detroit Auto Show last week.
“The pandemic is over,” he said.
“We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over.”
Walking through the Huntington Place convention center, Biden also told correspondent Scott Pelley, “If you notice, no one’s wearing masks.”
“Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape, and so I think it’s changing, and I think this is a perfect example of it.”
Progressive commentators used social media to lash out at the president over his remarks, with MSNBC host Medhi Hasan accusing Biden of lying to the American public.
“One of the (many) reasons they’re not wearing masks is because people like Biden keep (falsely) telling them the pandemic is over,” Hasan tweeted.
Progressive Democratic Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott expressed outrage that mainstream members of her party “keep playing these games with our lives.”
“You don’t get to just declare a global pandemic over, Mr. @POTUS,” Scott wrote.
Former Democratic Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, a senior fellow at the progressive Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy, also rejected Biden’s assertion.
“The pandemic isn’t over,” Turner said.
“We are over the pandemic. The pandemic is not over with us. Big distinction … ” READ MORE.