s the media going to call Joe Biden racist, now? What about the Democrat party?
Let us let you in on a little secret: Joe Biden has stolen yet ANOTHER successful policy from President Trump.
Biden will claim this policy as his own.
And the media will praise him.
What exactly are we talking about?
Joe Biden is implementing a travel ban from INDIA due to COVID-19.
That’s right: no one from India will be able to enter the United States thanks to the pandemic under Joe Biden’s leadership.
Didn’t the Democrats and the media call President Trump’s travel ban with China racist and xenophobic?
Yes… they did.
In fact, Joe Biden himself also criticized President Trump’s common sense policy.
Now that you’re implementing your own travel ban, does that mean you are now being hysterical, xenophobic, and fear-mongering?
Those aren’t our words… those are yours!
Anyone with an open and honest mind will understand the gravity of the double standard.
The New York Times confirms the #BidenTravelBan:
The White House, citing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced Friday that it would begin restricting travel from India to the United States next week, a major new test of the Biden administration’s pandemic response.
The decision was one of the most significant steps yet taken by the White House in response to the crush of new infections in India, where over 3,000 people are dying each day as citizens gasp for air on the streets. The country recorded almost 400,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday alone.
The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said the policy would go into effect on Tuesday. The travel restrictions will not apply to citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States, their spouses or minor children or siblings, or to the parents of citizens or lawful permanent residents who are under 21.
The surge of the virus in India has posed a new challenge for Mr. Biden’s pandemic response. President Donald J. Trump’s decision to issue restrictions on travel from China early in the pandemic followed days of fierce debate among national security and public health officials, and was heavily criticized by Democrats and public health experts, who worried that the decision would hinder the nascent global response to the new threat.
In retrospect, federal health officials say the decision was one of the best that Mr. Trump made in the early weeks of the crisis. But the restrictions proved porous. Tens of thousands of people still arrived in the United States on direct flights from China in the two months after Mr. Trump imposed the limits. Ron Klain, now President Biden’s chief of staff, criticized the move as an ineffectual “Band-Aid.”
And the panicked flight of Americans from Europe ahead of a travel ban that Mr. Trump then imposed on the continent overwhelmed airports in the United States and most likely brought still more infections.
The Biden administration has to avoid a repeat of those problems while it tries to rush humanitarian aid to a country that it counts as an ally.
The India travel restrictions may prove to be as porous as the China order. Beyond Americans and lawful permanent residents, exemptions include students, some academics, journalists, fiancés and immigrants. People may also travel for humanitarian purposes, public health, national security or to support critical infrastructure.
But Mr. Biden has advantages over his predecessor, including widespread testing and vaccines. People who are exempt from the ban must still abide by the guidance the United States has already put in place for international travelers, including a negative test for the virus before traveling and again upon entering the country from India, and they must quarantine if they are not vaccinated.
Other countries, including Britain, Germany and Italy, have instituted similar restrictions on travel from India. Early in his presidency, Mr. Biden barred travel by noncitizens into the United States from South Africa because of concerns about a coronavirus variant spreading in that country, and he extended similar bans imposed by Mr. Trump on travel from Brazil and some European countries.
One senior Biden administration official said Friday that representatives from the National Security Council as well as public health officials in the administration had debated the India move in recent days, though not contentiously. It was recommended by Mr. Biden’s Covid-19 response team, medical experts and national security aides across the federal government.
Biden is guilty of plagiarizing campaign speeches.
We shouldn’t be surprised that he is plagiarizing the many successful policies of President Trump.
But if Biden were going to poorly mimmic President Trump, perhaps we would have been better off with President Trump in the first place…
Unsurprisingly, the media has only covered the “facts.”
They have avoided any spin in this.
Compare this to when President Trump declared his travel ban.
The media turned it into an outrage.
CNBC is another media source that is calmly reporting this news:
The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
The policy will take effect Tuesday, May 4, Psaki said in a statement. The administration made the decision on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she said.
While Covid infections and deaths have been on the decline in the U.S. as millions of Americans get vaccinated each day, India is in the grip of an unprecedented spike in cases.
India reported record daily death tolls from Covid on Wednesday and Thursday. The country is averaging about 3,050 Covid deaths per day, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, though media reports indicate the official figure is being understated.
India has reported an average of about 357,000 new cases per day over the past seven days — up about 26% from a week ago, Johns Hopkins data shows.
The country is battling a highly contagious Covid variant, known as B.1.617, which was first spotted there. The variant, which contains two key mutations that have been found separately in other coronavirus strains, is believed by some to be behind the latest wave of infections.
The variant has since been identified in other countries, including the United States.
There are few nonstop flights between the U.S. and India. United Airlines is the only major U.S. carrier operating nonstop service between the two countries, with four daily departures to India. Air India has a similar number scheduled for next month, according to aviation data firm Cirium.
The new travel order isn’t expected to ban flights, but rather non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have recently been in India — a similar format as restrictions that have been placed on much travel from the EU, China and Brazil, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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“If we are going to do this, we ought to be clear about what we’re aiming to accomplish,” former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb said of the new travel restrictions on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”
“Most of the data shows that they have a negligible impact on transmission of the virus and introduction of the virus into the United States,” Gottlieb said.
“I can assure you that the variants we’re seeing circulating in India, including the new 617 variant, are here in the United States already,” he said.