(Liberty Bell) – When it comes to disasters and things like virus outbreaks, which our country is currently experiencing right now, it’s never a shock to see folks from the Democratic Party take full advantage of the situation and politicize it for the gain of the progressive agenda.
Especially when these kind of situations take place during election years, which, conveniently, the coronavirus just happened to hit.
Former Vice President and likely Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden has made the claim that the coronavirus outbreak ravaging the country is the fault of President Trump. The reason? Because he “eliminated” the pandemic office created by former President Barack Obama.
The problem is his claim is false.
Here’s more on that from Breitbart:
Former vice president Joe Biden claimed on Twitter on Thursday that the U.S. is “paying the price” of coronavirus because President Trump “eliminated” an office that dealt with pandemics.
The Obama-Biden Administration set up the White House National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense to prepare for future pandemics like COVID-19.
Donald Trump eliminated it — and now we're paying the price.
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 19, 2020
Biden is wrong — very wrong. This falsehood almost deserves an entirely separate category of ignominy because of its ability to divide and frighten people in the middle of a crisis that requires social cooperation and trust.
The truth — as explained earlier this week in the Washington Post by former National Security Council official Tim Morrison — is that the office was combined with others in a reorganiztion that “left the biodefense staff unaffected.”
Just to clarify and restate what actually happened to the pandemic office, it wasn’t dismantled and tossed into the garbage can. It was reorganized and combined into other offices.
The news media, of course, isn’t too hip on reporting these facts because, well, it would destroy the narrative they’ve built around the coronavirus, which they’ve now turned into a political weapon against the president, hoping beyond hope that it will help defeat him in the election come November.
It’s not about the loss of life from the virus for the news networks. It’s about fear mongering and doing everything in their power to get you to keep tuning in and making them rich. Oh and helping to further the progressive agenda.
Breitbart News had already fact-checked similar inaccurate claims by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg when he made them in the Democrat Debate in South Carolina on Feb. 26. We did it again last week.
Biden has a particularly poor record on handling pandemics. In 2009, he caused panic during a swine flu outbreak by telling Americans not to take flights or ride subways. Today he barely remembers what disease we are fighting.
Not once has Biden offered President Trump his support in the fight against the coronavirus. Instead, he and his campaign are trying to score political points as Americans suffer. That is worse than “false.” It is disqualifying.
If Joe Biden really wants to help the American people as he claims, perhaps he ought to be trying to find common ground with the president and his efforts to stop the spread of this awful disease? You know, rise above petty politics and remind folks that right now, we need to pull together and put aside left and right in order to get through this difficult time.
That’s something a true leader would do. Guess that’s why Biden’s not doing it.