On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden said President Donald Trump should have stopped air travel from China sooner in the effort to battle the coronavirus pandemic, adding that 45 nations had already blocked “China personnel from being able to come to the United States.”
‘We have to move more rapidly’
Commenting on President Trump’s approach to the crisis, former vice president Biden said, “I would tell him what we went through a similar crisis, you have to move swiftly. We have to move more rapidly.”
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— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 5, 2020
“You have to implement the Defense Production Act, empower a supply commander, create, you know, a Defense Production Act for banks for small business loans, you got to faster than slower, and we started off awfully slow,” he added.
“He indicated that I complimented him on dealing with China,” Biden continued. “Well, you know, 45 nations had already moved to keep — to block China personnel from being able to come to the United States before the president moved. It’s about pace. It’s about —it’s about the urgency, and I don’t think there’s been enough of it.”
WATCH: Biden Says Trump Should Have Stopped Air Travel from China Sooner
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Dems Originally Bashed Trump’s China Travel Ban
Keep in mind that while Biden now says Trump should have implemented the travel ban sooner, when he actually did so, many Democrats were calling it racist.
Biden referred to it as “hysteria” and “xenophobia”– and now he’s changing his tune?
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) April 5, 2020
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, claimed in an interview last month that President Trump’s travel ban was key to America not getting hit as hard by the coronavirus crisis as other nations.
Government response to coronavirus: Fauci backs Trump travel ban, says testing system 'a failing': https://t.co/qfyFBkK5Ty
— Nightline (@Nightline) March 13, 2020
Democrats Were Distracted By Impeachment During Coronavirus Spread Early Days
In late January, a time when coronavirus was spreading and we can ostensibly believe Biden thinks Trump should have enacted a China travel ban, Democrats were obsessed with just one thing – impeachment.
Joe Biden or any other Democrat accusing Trump of taking his eye off the ball in this moment is laughable at best.