Just hours after taking the oath of office, Biden starts stumbling, bumbling, and exposed his feeble plan about the COVID-19.
During his first few days in office, Biden signed an Executive Order mandating wearing masks on all federal properties. But then, a few hours later, the President is seen without masks, standing shoulder to shoulder, and posing for pictures.
— Just the News (@JustTheNews) January 21, 2021
When Biden was asked about the hypocrisy, the White House Press Secretary defended the President and said instead that he was celebrating an evening of a historic day.
Psaki added, “and certainly he signed the mask mandate because it was a way to send a message to the American public about the importance of wearing masks, how it can save tens of thousands of lives.” But then, the President himself was photographed without wearing a mask.
None of the people telling you to worry about coronavirus are worried about coronavirus. https://t.co/s1aYAA7ej6
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) January 21, 2021
And that was just for his first day in office. Two days later, Biden – who throughout the campaign period promised to “shut down the virus” and have continuously been claiming that Trump has no comprehensive plan – said, “Nothing can be done to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the coming months, no matter what Americans do.”
— GOP News Daily (@GOPNews4U) January 26, 2021
It wasn’t until Day 6 when he clarified that he “misspoke” about it after waves of criticism surfaced on social media.
In his effort to redeem himself, Biden said, “Well, I’m going to shut down the virus, but not — I never said I’d do it in two months. I said it took a long time to get here; it’s going take a long time to beat it.”
His words were, “It’s going to take time. It’s going to take a heck of a lot of time.” But then, when Biden was asked for how long? He answered, “We’re still going to be dealing with this issue in the — in early fall,” and early fall is in October.
Then, there’s more. The Operation Warp Speed that the Trump administration has fervently been working on and plan that people had seen in action weeks before Biden sat in office was claimed to be “nonexistent” by the Biden administration.
#RT @aaas: In an interview with @ScienceMagazine, Moncef Slaoui reflects on his time with Operation Warp Speed, discussing challenging interactions with the former president and how to be better prepared for a future pandemic. https://t.co/UI7gwAl9qd
— Kansans4Science (@Kansans4Science) January 27, 2021
Biden, together with all the new White House staffers and administration officials declared that Trump’s Plan together with the Operation Warp Speed “were disasters.” Biden’s White House chief of staff Ron Klain, then said on Sunday that the Vaccination plan “did not really exist when we came into the White House.” Blaming it all on Trump and parroting Biden’s words, “And you’re not going to do that overnight.”
In mid-December, during his campaign stint, Biden announced that he would see to it that the country delivered 1 Million shots a day in his first 100 days as President. But the truth is, Trump’s Operation Warp Speed Program was already doing that.
The vaccinations in the country started on December 14. They began vaccinating health-care workers, and so far, at least 17.2 million vaccine shots have already been distributed according to the tally by Bloomberg and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In fact, on the very day that Biden took office, U.S. hit 1.6 million doses.
When these facts were laid in front of Biden, he blasted the media. Zeke Miller, Associated Press reported asked Biden whether his COVID-19 vaccination target should be set higher than 1 million a day, noting that this number is basically where the country is right now.
Biden snaps at AP's Zeke Miller when he asks about the number of vaccine doses he wants to dole out in his first 100 days.
"When I announced it you all said it's not possible. Come on, give me a break, man." pic.twitter.com/YnP1gyjnVX
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 21, 2021
The President can only respond angrily and said, “When I announced it, you all said it’s not possible. C’mon, give me a break, man,” without addressing the issue.
Then on Monday, Biden was again asked by Peter Doocy of Fox News as to why he said that the country would hit 1 million vaccines per day when we are already there.
Biden answered, “No, I think we’ll get there before that. I said, ‘I hope…’ — I misspoke. I hope we’ll be able to increase as we go on until we get to the million-five a day. That’s my ex- — my hope,”
Now the question lies if the Trump administration was such a “disaster,” how it could hit Biden’s numbers even before he came in?