Joe Biden, widely known for flip-flopping, has once again changed his position on a key issue, while the media completely ignores it.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, famous for his ever-shifting opinions on issues such as fracking, taxpayer-funded abortion, and the threat posed by China, has flip-flopped on a key issue: COVID lockdowns.
Earlier this year, Biden stated that he would shut down the entire country due to COVID. “I would shut it down; I would listen to the scientists. We’re going to do whatever it takes to save lives,” Biden said.
Now, the former vice president is insisting that he would not order a nation-wide lockdown.
“The answer was I would follow the science. I am not going to shut down the economy, period. I’m going to shut down the virus. … I’ll say it again,” Joe Biden said. How do you “shut down the virus,” but not the economy? Sounds like another vague statement meant to placate the American people.
“No national shutdown. No. National. Shutdown. Because every region, every area, every community can be different. And so there’s no circumstance which I can see that would require a total national shutdown. I think that would be counterproductive,” the former vice president added.
“In a state … where the infection rate is not as high, you can have a gymnasium open. It’s another thing to say it can only be open four hours a day with X number of people,” Biden continued.
“The church I go to, … they don’t allow more than 40% of the people to come into the church. Those are rational decisions. It’s not shutting down everything. It’s calibrating based on what the threat is,” he added.
“We’re about to go into a dark winter, a dark winter, and he [Trump] has no clear plan, and there’s no prospect that there’s gonna be a vaccine available for the majority of the American people before the middle of next year,” Biden said, drawing increased criticism from those who believe he is speaking morbidly about the future.
President Trump argued against this depressing statement, saying, “I don’t think we’re gonna have a dark winter at all. We’re opening up our country, we’ve learned and studied and understand the disease, which we didn’t at the beginning.”
Trump also spoke about the impact of lockdowns in other countries, stating: “Europe imposed draconian lockdowns and yet their cases are exploding, their deaths are surging and their economies are in ruins. We had the smallest down and the largest up on the economy, by far.”
“The European lockdowns are leading to more suffering, delayed medical care and financial devastation. A vote for Biden is a vote for lockdowns, layoffs, misery and getting rid of your Second Amendment,” the president added.
Trump campaigned against Democrats’ depressing view of the country’s future, saying “If you want a vaccine to kill the virus, a job to support your family and freedom to live your life, then cast your vote for me.”
Joe Biden has consistently said that he would lock down the entire country to stop the spread of COVID, and now he’s changing his tune to a situation-based approach solely because of the polls.
The Democratic presidential nominee said that businesses can be opened or shut down based on the situation in their respective states, most likely due to pressure from the majority of the American people, who just want to get back to work.