Joe Biden did a pre-taped interview with George Stephanopoulos which aired this morning on “Good Morning America.”
We’ve already covered a few of the stories out of the interview including about his comments on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and whether he should resign and his comments on the illegal immigration crisis that his comments and policies helped to encourage.
But he also spoke about encouraging people to get vaccines during the interview.
EXCLUSIVE: Pres. Biden tells @GStephanopoulos he was surprised that COVID-19 vaccinations were still politicized.
"I just don't understand this sort of macho thing about, 'I'm not gonna get the vaccine.’…Well, why don't you be a patriot? Protect other people." pic.twitter.com/pVYngxPUZt
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 17, 2021
“I just don’t understand this sort of macho thing about, “I’m not gonna get the vaccine. I have a right as an American, my freedom to not do it,”‘ Biden said during the interview with Stephanopoulos. ‘Well, why don’t you be a patriot? Protect other people.”
He doesn’t understand the concept of freedom, really? Yes, Joe Biden, people have the freedom not to get the vaccine if they don’t want it. If you don’t understand that, you’re missing a rather critical part of being an American. There are people on both sides of the aisle who are not inclined to get the vaccine, that’s up to them and Biden really is the last one who should be questioning anyone’s patriotism.
Maybe, speaking of patriotism, he should demonstrate a little of it, by showing concern over releasing illegal aliens who have the virus into the country, as he has reportedly been doing? As Fox’s Peter Doocy explained during a press briefing exchange with Jen Psaki last week, 9% of those released in the Brownsville area, 204 people, were released into the country with the virus. Maybe that could be just a bit problematic? And it’s completely inconsistent with the narrative he’s pushing on the virus.
Seems that’s more concerning than that some folks might decide that for a variety of reasons they might not take the vaccine.
Then we could also point out how Kamala Harris and some of the other Democrats during the campaign talked down a possible vaccine and said they wouldn’t be trust a vaccine under President Donald Trump. So was Kamala Harris being unpatriotic here, Joe?
BASH: “Let's just say there is a vaccine that is approved and even distributed before the election. Would you get it?"
HARRIS: “I would not trust Donald Trump… I will not take his word for it."pic.twitter.com/7NIp1F8WkB
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 5, 2020
Well, the vaccines were developed under Trump, indeed made possible because of Trump working and coordinating with private industry, with pharmaceutical companies. He’s also the one who got the vaccine distribution plan up and going to 1 million being distributed a day. So again, maybe Biden should have been talking to Harris and telling her not to diss the vaccine and prompt a negative reaction to it. Both she and Biden have since that time come out in favor of getting vaccinated and done it on camera. But Biden, typically, seems to have forgotten this whole less than ‘patriotic’ history.