DAILYWIRE.COM – Throughout 2020, with eyes laser-focused on November’s presidential election, the COVID-19 pandemic became a central issue, as Democrats looked to capitalize on any and all supposed failures of the Trump administration to cope with the global spread of the virus.
One theme which was a constant factor in Joe Biden’s successful presidential bid was the notion of consistency and honesty, combined with the serious promise that — under his leadership — Americans would stop the spread of COVID-19.
However, after gaining power, Biden’s rhetoric changed, almost overnight. A timeline of Biden’s statements regarding COVID-19 demonstrates that — to coin his verbiage — his “plan” for COVID-19 is a bunch of ‘malarkey,’ based solely on political opportunism rather than an intention to deliver, and changing immediately in the face of inconvenient evidence.
January 27, 2020
Joe Biden wrote an opinion piece in USA Today, titled “Trump is worst possible leader to deal with coronavirus outbreak.”
“I remember how Trump sought to stoke fear and stigma during the 2014 Ebola epidemic,” Biden wrote, saying that “reactionary travel bans that would only have made things worse.”
January 31, 2020
After non-U.S. citizens were barred from traveling from China, Biden spoke to an audience in Iowa. Biden said”
“You know we have right now a crisis with the coronavirus, emanating from China. The national emergency and worldwide alerts. The American people need to have a president who they can trust what he says about it.
“That he is going to act rationally about it. In moments like this, this is where the credibility of a president is most needed, as he explains what we should and should not do. This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysterical xenophobia and fear mongering to lead the way instead of science.”
February 1, 2020
Biden references Trump’s alleged “record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering” on Twitter.
February 25, 2020
Biden called for a CDC team to travel to China, saying “I would be on the phone with China and making it clear, we are going to need to be in your country … ”
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