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Doocy Grills Biden On His Promise To ‘Shut Down The Virus’

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On Friday, President Biden was questioned about a recent op-ed written under his name in USA Today in which he laid out a plan to “beat [COVID-19] back.”

The op-ed said, “We are going to fight COVID-19 not with shutdowns or lockdowns – but with more widespread vaccinations, boosters, testing and more. We will beat it back with science and speed, not chaos and confusion – just as we did in the spring and again with the more powerful delta variant in the summer and fall.”

Reporters noted that the language appears to be a shift in the goalposts after Biden repeatedly promised to “shut down the virus” during his presidential campaign last year.

“So on COVID policy, it seems like the administration is starting to soften some of the language,” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy said. “There’s this new op-ed where you talk about COVID, ‘We are going to beat it back.’ Are you no longer going to ‘shut it down?’”

“We got to beat it back before we shut it down,” Biden responded. “Look, it’s going to take time worldwide. In order to beat COVID, we have to shut it down worldwide. In the United States of America. We’re doing everything that needs to be done to take care of the American people within our borders.”

 

As Fox News reported, “Biden routinely promised on the campaign trail that he would ‘shut down’ the virus if elected. Biden regularly asserted that it was former President Trump’s ‘ineptitude’ that ‘caused the country to have to shut down in large part,’ and assured voters that his administration would take care of the pandemic more efficiently.”

However, more than 350,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 since President Biden’s inauguration day – far more than the number under the Trump administration – and even Biden is warning that COVID-19 numbers are about to surge again.

“Experts say that COVID-19 cases will continue to rise in the weeks ahead this winter, and that we will see more omicron cases here in the United States in the days, weeks and months ahead,” Biden’s USA Today op-ed said. “I know that Americans are exhausted from COVID-19 and want to know when it will end, and the new variant is adding to that unease.”

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5 Comments

  1. Joyce

    December 4, 2021 at 8:42 am

    No shutdowns or lockdowns or mandates please!❤️🇺🇸👍👍👏👏👏👏

  2. George Huggins

    December 4, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Hell no

  3. Carl kelley

    December 4, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Dear President Biden,
    Please separate me from my family for a year or so. I could use that 450k.

  4. BlueBoomerang

    December 6, 2021 at 11:55 am

    More people have died of COVID since Biden came to office than when Trump was in office. Trump also produced the vaccine in record time, right before Biden took office. The only ineptitude is on the part of Biden. It’s just one more ‘crisis’ that he’s caused. He then turns a blind eye, if he even acknowledges it, and does noting.

  5. Russ Bartlett

    December 9, 2021 at 9:10 am

    When Biden was campaigning he said of Trump that any president that has 200,000 deaths on his hands should not be president of the United States so why is Biden still here? Trump for most of his term did not have the vaccine nor the empirical data on how to treat patients sickened with the virus. Biden has had the luxury of all of this and yet we have over 350,000 deaths.

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