The Democrats disrupted the government with a frivolous impeachment for the entire first month of the pandemic when the government should have been focused on protecting the American people
Joe Biden opposed Mr. Trump's efforts to block travel from China before the virus could reach us
You are too stupid to speak for me. I would much prefer it if you did not attempt to do so.
Even this is a canned response.
So you're using A2k's personal opinions as proof as "progressives lie."
Interesting, we've been telling YOU the same thing for years. Opinions are neither right nor wrong,
since you're just as guilty about that as anyone else.
Fox and Twitter? Comical, even for you.
I'm not even sure you read the article from Technology Review. If you had, you'd notice safety and effective medicine were top priority rather than pushing from Trump to release something that doesn't work.
So, again, your fallacy about "progressives" are in fact, just an opinion.
Clearly, the impeachment trial didn't prevent the Trump administration from enacting the China travel ban, as that was implemented before the trial ended.
Biden actually supported Trump's travel ban.
Both of your links, from The Trump White House and Biden's Twitter account, don't say anything about Biden opposing the ban as you claimed.
Even this is a canned response.
That hardly justifies disrupting the government during a crisis.
“I think the virus is going to be—it’s going to be fine."
“Looks like by April, you know in theory when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”
No it isn't.
Trump hardly considered it a "crisis".
By Warren Fiske, PolitiFact.com
This piece was originally published on PolitiFact.com on April 29, 2020
Former White House advisor Steve Bannon has been defending President Donald Trump against criticism that he was slow responding to the coronavirus.
Bannon recently lauded Trump’s Jan. 31 order restricting travel with China, the original source of the virus. Bannon said the action came while a key medical adviser - Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases - was saying COVID-19 was not a threat to the United States.
“Fauci told us there’s nothing to worry about. That’s his quote, ‘There’s nothing to worry about,’” Bannon said during an April 14 radio interview on The John Fredericks Show, a conservative broadcast based in Portsmouth, Va.
We fact-checked Bannon’s claim. Bannon, a Virginia. native, cited two instances in late January when Fauci said the disease wasn’t a big threat to Americans. Each time, however, Fauci added that the situation could change.
On Jan. 21 - the day the first COVID-19 case in the U.S. was confirmed - Fauci appeared on conservative Newsmax TV. “Bottom line, we don’t have to worry about this one, right?” asked Greg Kelly, the host.
Fauci said, “Obviously, you need to take it seriously and do the kind of things the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Department of Homeland Security is doing. But this is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.”
So Fauci, in a qualified response said, don’t worry “right now;” “you need to take it seriously;” and although “this is not a major threat,” keep an ear open to the CDC and Homeland Security.
On Jan. 26, Fauci gave an interview to John Catsimatidis, a syndicated radio host in New York. “What can you tell the American people about what’s been going on?” Catsimatidis asked. “Should they be scared?”
“I don’t think so,” Fauci said. “The American people should not be worried or frightened by this. It’s a very, very low risk to the United States, but it’s something we, as public health officials, need to take very seriously.”
Fauci reiterated that COVID-19 “isn’t something the American people need to worry about or be frightened about” because, at the time, it was centered in China and the U.S. could screen travelers from that nation.
But Fauci also twice described the virus as “an evolving situation,” and said, “Every day, we have to look at it very carefully.”
On April 13, PolitiFact examined a tweet by Republican DeAnna Lorraine, an unsuccessful California congressional candidate. She said Fauci “was telling people on February 29th that there was nothing to worry about and (COVID-19) posed no threat to the US public at large.”
Lorraine’s statement was ruled Mostly False. Although Fauci said that day he saw no immediate need for social distancing, PolitiFact noted that his comments were “filled with caveats that the situation could change.” And contrary to Lorraine’s tweet, Fauci’s didn’t say then “there was nothing to worry about.”
Bannon’s remark is based on different Fauci statements from an earlier time with different wwords and different context.
Bannon said, “Fauci told us there’s nothing to worry about. That’s his quote, ‘There’s nothing to worry about.’”
Fauci did say twice in late January, when there was one reported COVID-19 case in the U.S., that American shouldn’t worry about the virus. But Bannon omits an important detail: Both times, Fauci sadded that the situation could change.
So we rate Bannon’s statement Half True.
But infecting another person with a deadly virus is also your right?
Only two term presidents get the honorary distinction of "former" president.
A traitor to the republican agenda is a hero in my book...