Fact-Check: Biden Flat-Out Lied About His Opinion On China Travel Ban
(Tea Party 247) – The Democrats have made their bed when it comes to opinions on travel bans.
For the last six months, they have been hammering Trump non-stop for the fact that the coronavirus spread in the United States and that people died as a result.
Of course, they don’t pay any attention to the facts, the swiftness with which the Trump administration responded, the fact that even Dr. Anthony Fauci has long been in agreement with Trump on the recovery process, and that likely hundreds of thousands, if not millions more would have died had it not been for the action of the president.
Nonetheless, erroneously claiming “poor leadership” on Trump’s part has been one of their go-to lines during the election.
There’s only one problem.
Well, several. It was the Democrats who downplayed the threat of the coronavirus when it first began to spread through the Western world.
Nancy Pelosi and Bill de Blasio encouraged citizens to head down to Chinatown in their respective cities, and many others slammed Trump as “xenophobic” for stopping flights from China.
So how can it possibly both be racist to stop flights from a country in which a deadly novel virus is spreading and prudent to shut down our entire country with executive order, or whatever it is they wanted Trump to do, at the same time?
During Tuesday night’s debate, Trump hit this point hard, calling former Vice President Joe Biden out for calling it “xenophobic” to shut down flights from China while Biden was accusing him of having mishandled the pandemic.
He was absolutely correct, too.
“I closed [the country], and you said, ‘He’s xenophobic. He’s a racist, and he’s xenophobic’ because you don’t think I should have closed our country,” Trump said.
“You didn’t think we should have closed our country because … you thought it was terrible. You wouldn’t have closed it for another two months. By my doing it for another two months, Dr. Fauci said, ‘President Trump saved thousands of lives.’”
Fact check? True, Breitbart reports.
During a campaign event on January 31, the day Trump banned travel from China, Biden referred to Trump’s plan as “hysterical xenophobia.”
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