The Biden administration has just announced that it is imposing certain travel restrictions on China, due to COVID.
This is really fascinating, because when Trump did this, Biden accused him of xenophobia.
It’s just so typical. Everything is different when Democrats do it.
FOX News reports:
Biden administration announces new COVID test requirement on travelers from China
The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a new COVID-19 testing policy for air travelers coming from China, just as the communist government is rolling back its strict COVID policies.
The new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) order affects any travelers coming from China, either directly or indirectly, as well as Hong Kong and Macau and requires them to obtain a negative COVID-19 test no more than two days before traveling to the U.S. The policy will go into effect on Jan. 5 in order to give airlines time to put the policy in place and will affect all travelers 2-years-old and older.
The CDC said it was announcing the step to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. due to a surge in China and “given the lack of adequate and transparent epidemiological and viral genomic sequence data being reported”
Federal health officials, in a call with reporters, said the policy came as China is rolling back its “zero COVID” policies and there is already significant increase in cases – as well as a lack of adequate and transparent sequencing data. Officials suspect there will be a lot of transmission very quickly due to a lack of immunity among people living in China.
Here’s Biden in 2020:
FLASHBACK: On the day President Trump announces his China travel ban in February 2020 at the onset of the pandemic, Joe Biden said that it was "hysterical xenophobia." https://t.co/TxzxTRygjs pic.twitter.com/1BH4CWyhMb
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 28, 2022
Stop the xenophobic fear-mongering. Be honest. Take responsibility. Do your job. https://t.co/nQ5aLVrpyb
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 18, 2020
It’s just stunning hypocrisy.