Gotta love how the Democrats went after President Donald Trump for cutting travel with China at the end of January, implying it was “racist” or “hysterical xenophobia” (the words of Joe Biden).
Now that it’s clear that was the correct move, suddenly Democrats are scrambling to reposition their comments.
Earlier in the month, Joe Biden’s campaign tried to pitch that he was always supportive of the travel restrictions, despite what he said, and despite his additional comments that he didn’t think restrictions on travel with Europe would be helpful. Dr. Anthony Fauci said both moves likely saved lives. But Biden’s campaign didn’t support it until April. Imagine if he had been president and it took that long to get action from him.
Now, as we reported earlier, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has completely flipped as well, claiming that fascist, racist Trump didn’t go far enough.
She did an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper and Tapped asked her about Biden now saying that he supported the China travel restrictions (although Tapper doesn’t note how late Biden was or Biden’s prior contradictory statements).
Speaker Pelosi on Trump's China travel restriction: "Tens of thousands of people were still allowed in from China. It wasn't as it is described as this great moment. … If you're going to shut the door because you have an evaluation of an epidemic, then shut the door" #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/jpKFxYVCu6
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 26, 2020
So she’s basically saying now that Trump should have left American citizens and green card holders stranded in China in the middle of a pandemic? That she would have shut the door on Americans? Yikes.
We all know if Trump had, she’d be the first to attack him for abandoning them. But Trump has made it a priority to help Americans in trouble anywhere overseas.
Of course, at the time, she was trying to claim that Trump’s actions were racist. Remember on February 24, she was encouraging people to go to visiting in Chinatown, not practicing any social distancing.
So, perhaps there’s no one better to call out Pelosi’s sudden flip than Nancy Pelosi circa Feb. 26. Listen as she talks specifically about travel restrictions and says that the President “shouldn’t use scare tactics about people coming back to our country.”
Here’s Nancy Pelosi on February 26th saying the President shouldn’t use “scare tactics about people coming back to our country.” Starts around the 45 second mark. pic.twitter.com/NZYTCfsxjr
— Augustus Caesar (@Caesar63BC) April 26, 2020
You mean like the “scare tactics” she’s trying to employ now? Does she not keep up with what she says? Or has she become Joe Biden and just doesn’t even remember what she says anymore?