Before President Trump left office, he warned against politicians who produce all talk, yet follow through with no action. The 45th president additionally warned that should Biden become the next president, this is the type of culture he’d bring back to politics.
Trump’s warning has materialized in the ways that so many conservatives expected it to. Within days of the Biden administration, thousands of union jobs are gone and the 46th president has already broken his own mask mandate on multiple occasions.
However, one of the greatest examples of “all talk, no action” centers around Biden’s change in tone regarding taking on COVID-19. As Breitbart News reports, Biden’s talk about the virus has switched since his election as the president of the United States.
Then vs. Now
When Joe Biden ran for president, he made defeating COVID-19 a top promise and priority. The 46th president repeatedly tore into the Trump administration during his candidacy; Biden also promised that he and now-Vice President Kamala Harris had a “comprehensive, science-backed” plan to defeat the virus in their arsenal.
We’re eight months into this pandemic and Donald Trump and Mike Pence still have no plan to deal with COVID-19. He’s still hoping it will just “disappear.”@KamalaHarris and I have a comprehensive, science-backed plan to defeat this virus.
Take a look: https://t.co/xjxsDn2qCD
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2020
Fast forward to the second complete day of the Biden presidency and the “comprehensive, science-backed” program to end COVID-19 is gone. Yesterday, the 46th president held a press conference and stated that his White House administration can do “nothing” to stop coronavirus’ forthcoming trajectory.
Biden also stated that not only will COVID-19 “rage on,” but that foreclosures and evictions would follow, had he not signed executive orders to boost workers’ rights and heighten benefits for food stamps.
Expectations vs. Reality
Many Americans who voted Biden into the presidency had certain expectations for him. At least some of these expectations centered around beating COVID-19 and tackling various challenges the nation faces.
However, the reality is that Biden has worsened several challenges, while failing to beat the virus. Ending the construction permit for the Keystone pipeline added to already-high levels of joblessness. The 46th president has furthermore failed to make any mention of the anti-COVID-19 plan that he touted during the 2020 election.
.@JoeBiden: “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.” pic.twitter.com/t3NEs1Enwf
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 22, 2021
In addition to ending more jobs and stating that nothing can happen to stop coronavirus over the next several months, Biden is also pushing for amnesty. Republicans are now criticizing the amnesty push as poorly-thought-out, especially due to problems like unemployment, poverty increases, etc.
What do you think about Biden’s attitude shift regarding coronavirus now that he’s in the White House? Share your views in the comments section below.