On Friday, Joe Biden was slammed after saying in a press conference that there is “nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the Pandemic.” The said statement comes in contrary to what he repeatedly claimed of “ending the pandemic” during the campaign period
While Biden talked about his “American Rescue Plan,” Biden made remarks about how his administration cannot change the course of the Coronavirus pandemic in the next months. He also mentioned how millions of Americans could lose their homes unless immediate action is taken.
President Biden urges Congress to pass more COVID relief:
“There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.” pic.twitter.com/BmogfKwwSg
— The Recount (@therecount) January 22, 2021
On his first full day as the new President of the United States, Biden issued an executive order and promised to pursue a “full-scale wartime effort” to fight the pandemic. Then on Friday, he issued another order “aimed at steering additional federal aid to families struggling to afford food amid the pandemic and helping workers stay safe on the job.”
In his statement at the press conference on Friday, President Biden said, “If we fail to act, there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic rages on because there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.”
Biden continued and said as the people lose their homes and their jobs, there rises an overwhelming number of people in emergency shelters and increases COVID-19 infections as people cannot socially distance themselves and that they have nowhere to go.
He then mentioned that the “American Rescue Plan” asked Congress to help provide rental assistance for millions of tenants and hard-hit families. He also addressed how he will bridge economic recovery for countless mothers or fathers who cannot afford the rent.
Joe Biden’s nearly $2 Trillion “American Rescue Package” gives “COVID relief” to non-Americans & includes cost raising provisions that would steamroll struggling small businesses.
Democrats’ Disaster Package! https://t.co/Xp3qIGkFDS
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) January 15, 2021
Although his sentiments sound ideal, he did not focus on talking about his plans on how his administration will battle the Coronavirus pandemic; a pledge he constantly made during the campaign period as he urges people to vote for him.
Instead of addressing the ongoing pandemic, Biden danced his way into other issues and talked about the crises that were obviously caused and connected with the pandemic.
Biden’s remarks caused a stir online as people expressed their anger and frustration at what the President said.
Former Congressman Justin Amash wrote in a Tweet, “Haven’t we been told for months that restrictions and mandates were necessary to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months?”
Biden: “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.”
Haven’t we been told for months that restrictions and mandates were necessary to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months? pic.twitter.com/BYXDPJorMD
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 22, 2021
Political commentator Dave Rubin also wrote on Twitter, “From ‘two weeks to flatten the curve’ a year ago to basically ‘we don’t have a clue’ today. We get it. They’re all incompetent buffoons drunk on power and our money. Fine then. Open the country. Now.”
From “two weeks to flatten the curve” a year ago to basically “we don’t have a clue” today.
We get it. They’re all incompetent buffoons drunk on power and our money. Fine then.
Open the country. Now. https://t.co/66DSFDcJN4
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) January 22, 2021
CNN commentator also aired his side on Twitter and wrote, “His entire campaign was that he had the plan to end the pandemic.”
Then Heritage Communications Director John Cooper also posted a Tweet saying that he cannot believe that anyone bought “his bluff on this.”
Another commentator, Stephen Miller, aired his side and wrote on Twitter, “This is a sudden and pretty extraordinary quote from the guy who is pretty much only in office for promising to do exactly that.”
Then Doctor and political commentator Pradheep Shanker wrote, “Wait… Now that he’s President… THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO? That is exactly the opposite of the Democrat messaging for the last year, right??? SMDH.”