Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, April 03, 2020

Joe Biden's campaign said Friday the former vice president now fully supports President Trump's January 31 decision to ban foreign nationals who had been in China within the previous 14 days from entering the United States.

Biden first accused Trump of xenophobia in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic on January 31, at a campaign rally in Fort Madison, Iowa, shortly after Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the travel ban.

"You know we have right now a crisis with the coronavirus, emanating from China," Biden said then. "This is no time for Donald Trump's record of hysterical xenophobia and fear mongering to lead the way instead of science."

Looks like science ultimately won over rhetoric. "Joe Biden supports travel bans that are guided by medical experts, advocated by public health officials, and backed by a full strategy," Kate Bedingfeld, Biden's deputy campaign manager, told CNN today. "Science supported this ban, therefore he did too."



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What I merely meant to say was...that...travel bans are good.

-Confused Joe

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-04-03 06:48 PM | Reply

Joe was wrong on this one. Oh well.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-03 07:30 PM | Reply

What is so bothersome about this is the fact that Biden (and Pelosi) rushed to play the xenophobe card. It demonstrates that although Biden is the safe choice he's still held hostage by his party as it pertains to identity politics.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-04-04 11:03 AM | Reply


Exactly, the knee-jerk response is rarely the correct one, something that both he DR Left and Right prove on a daily basis.

Everyone needs to take a breath, relax and get more information before going off the handle.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-04-04 12:09 PM | Reply

Breaking News: You can be xenophobic and self serving and the Republican base will not question you! This and more news at the bottom of the hour...we now return you to your daily scheduled Trump rall...er, White House press briefing on Covid-19.

This is Trump trying to take credit for a situation that had already happened independent of him. United Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines restricted travel to China on Friday morning Jan. 31st....Friday afternoon on Jan 31st Trump announced travel restrictions for non-US citizens from China. Secondly, this was not some brilliant move by Trump against all expert advice...this was seemingly one of the only times Trump listened to HHS and followed their advice as this was "uniform" recommendation of the experts at the HHS. And hell, why not? Three major airlines already did it for you! Just jump on the band wagon and in two months take credit for it! Republicans will swallow it up...hook, line, and sinker. (and no, Trump, that isn't dirty talk for hookers, cocaine, and sex)

Lastly, Trump is xenophobic and Joe was correct in calling Trump out for being xenophobic...as Trump subsequently proved Joe right by calling Covid-19 the Chinese-Virus. Putz. I know Repubs are desperate to find any situation where Trump errantly was correct in some action he took. His atrocious response to date has left even most Trump voters saying Trump ------ up.

Now let's play a Trump game. Show me the quote where Joe Biden called the travel ban a bad idea. Only Joe Biden's explicit words, not your interpretation of his words or what he might be referencing. It has to be Joe Biden saying "the travel ban is a bad idea/wrong". Only then will you get your banana.

#5 | Posted by gavaster at 2020-04-04 12:44 PM | Reply

Correction, the article I read was incorrect. Most Trumpers still think humpty-dumpty is a-ok.

#6 | Posted by gavaster at 2020-04-04 12:56 PM | Reply

Correction, the article I read was incorrect.

#6 | POSTED BY GAVASTER AT 2020-04-04 12:56 PM

That seems to happen to you a lot.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-04-04 01:24 PM | Reply

#7 ROC


#8 | Posted by gavaster at 2020-04-04 02:19 PM | Reply

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