Biden issued xenophobic travel ban between the US and India
Joe Biden's administration is once again under fire as last year's comments about Donald Trump now target their author.
Last year, just after Trump stopped air travel between the alleged source of the coronavirus and the United States of America, Joe Biden called the president's actions "hysteria and xenophobia."
“This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia,” Biden said campaigning in Iowa on Jan. 31, the day Trump’s travel ban on China was announced.
Joe Biden opposed the China travel restrictions wisely put in place by President Trump in January – restrictions that health experts credit with slowing the spread of coronavirus & saving lives.— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) March 12, 2020
If Biden had been in charge, more Americans would have contracted the virus faster. pic.twitter.com/yDXRYl6lOk
India is now seeing an incredible spike in morbidity and mortality, presumably from Covid-19. Looking at this, Biden turned on the “hysteria and xenophobia” mode, and said that as of May 4th, no one will be able to enter the US from India.
“On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement. “The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India. The policy will take effect on Tuesday, May 4.”
The Biden administration just announced a travel ban on India beginning next week.— Tristan Justice (@JusticeTristan) April 30, 2021
Here's Joe Biden calling Trump xenophobic the day after Trump issued a travel ban on China. https://t.co/1aFI4y2WOi
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