Hey, Remember When Trump Was In Office And It Was Racist To Make Chinese Take COVID Tests?

I’m waiting with baited breath for the NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, etc and so on to call this racist now that Biden is doing it

Joe Biden Demands China Travelers Provide Negative COVID Test After Calling Trump’s 2020 COVID Response ‘Nakedly Xenophobic’

Joe Biden will now require travelers from China to show a negative coronavirus test to enter the United States after claiming in 2020 former President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response was “fanning the flames” of “hate, fear and xenophobia” against Asian Americans during the pandemic.

Beginning January 5, travelers from China by air will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test to enter the nation “within two days of their departure from airports in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau,” Politico reported.

In January 2020, the Trump administration placed travel restrictions on passages arriving from China, where many experts believe coronavirus originated.

Biden called many of those restrictions racist in May 2020, claiming they were “denials, delays and distractions, many of which were nakedly xenophobic.”

“The pandemic has unleashed familiar forces of hate, fear and xenophobia that he always flames … that have always existed in this society,” Biden said.

“But this president brought it with him, has brought with it a new rash of racial messages, verbal and physical attacks and other acts of hate, some subtle, some overt, against the Asian American and Pacific Islanders.”

Now, though, it seems to be fine. The NY Times (which has 3 mentions of Trump and zero of Biden on front page) has a story on it, but, fails to castigate Biden. The Washington Post (also 3 Trump zero Biden) seems to approve of this step, and doesn’t even mention the name of the POTUS. MSNBC, which was unhinged over Trump’s China orders (2 Biden mentions, 10 Trump), only has a video on this, and, no condemnation for Biden (3:23 time watching MSNBC is torture.) The LA Times (no front page mentions of Biden or Trump) is cute

Some scientists are worried the COVID-19 surge in China could unleash a new coronavirus variant on the world that may or may not be similar to the ones circulating now. That’s because every infection is another chance for the virus to mutate.

“What we want to avoid is having a variant enter … the U.S. and spread like we saw with Delta or Omicron,” said Matthew Binnicker, director of clinical virology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

See, when Trump tried to keep COVID out of the U.S. from China (it was a little late, let’s be clear about that), it was The Worst Thing. Now? Smart policy.

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17 Responses to “Hey, Remember When Trump Was In Office And It Was Racist To Make Chinese Take COVID Tests?”

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Citing the Epoch Times is bad enough, but an article by “Dr” Joseph Mercola in the Epoch Times? Why not cite the Gateway Pudendum’s or Alex Jones’ take on vaccines? LOL. He’s even LESS reliable than Dr Oz!! Mercola is the absolute worst medical disinformant extant!!

      Mercola sells supplements and devices that he claims improves your health. He has multiple websites related to human health that “coincidentally” tell us about conditions that his products cure!! Mercola has been in constant conflict with big gubmint FDA and FTC.

      Besides his global condemnation of vaccines… more anti-vaxxer Mercola pseudoscience:

      Secretin cures autism
      Innerspring mattresses amplify harmful radiation
      Homeopathy* cures diseases and syndromes
      mRNA-based vaccines change your genetic material
      Vaccines cause autism
      Eliminate genetically modified foods from markets
      Microwaving food alters its chemistry
      Homogenized milk has little nutritional value and causes negative health effects
      HIV does not cause AIDS
      Bananas, potatoes, oranges, milk, whole grains are harmful
      Tooth fillings are dangerous
      Battery powered watches, electric razors, microwaves expose you to harmful radiation
      Mobile phones cause cancer
      Sunscreens cause skin cancer
      Animals are psychic
      Baking soda cures some cancers
      His tanning beds prevent cancer (he settled claims for over $5 million)
      Sells a $250 fluoride filter to remove fluoride from drinking water saying “water fluoridation is one of the most health-damaging practice we are exposed to”
      Masks cause “oxygen deprivation” and “has nothing to do with decreasing the spread of the virus, but more to indoctrinate you into submission.”
      Prevention and/or treatment of COVID-19: vitamin C; vitamin D; zinc and selenium; melatonin; licorice; molecular hydrogen; astaxanthin; n-acetyl cysteine; prebiotics, probiotics, sporebiotics; algae; saunas; ozone therapy; elderberry extract; spirulina; beta-glucan; lipoic acid; and sulforaphane

      We get it. Conservatives/conspiracists have a psychological need to reject “the system”. It gives them comfort and agency to believe/feel they know as much or more than experts, and that “the system” is trying to take over. Snake-oil hawking charlatans like Mercola, tRump, Alex Jones, countless televangelists stroke the id of their victims for money. A whole lot of money. Millions and billions. The victims are buying comfort.

      We hate to be so cruel, but it’s the truth. We also understand this makes you defensive, angry and even violent. But it’s the truth – in a time when truth is of little importance to a sizable minority of Americans. Hucksters are taking advantage of you.

      The other edge of this sword is an absolute distrust in institutions, no doubt some of it justified. Big medicine, big gubmint, big pharma, FDA, CDC, FTC, FBI, big religion, big bidness, big military etc etc and so forth are in cahoots with the global communists/AGW/socialists/trans groomers/pedophiles and are all out to get ya!

      *Homeopathy is the belief that administering infinitely diluted substances can cure disease. The diluted substance solutions are often diluted the point where it’s improbable that even one molecule of the original substance is in the treatment solution. Homeopathic practitioners claim the water of the solution “remembers” the shape of the original substance. As if by magic.

      • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

        LOL. Nazi boy is triggered again. AND stopped his meds it seems. I love when that dope starts listing everything other people believe when he never listens to other people.

        dowd you make a fine megalomaniac. Your lunacy and paranoia know no bounds. And your smug conceit spells out your ignorance and stupidity. Thank you.

        dowd wants a drag queen’s high heeled boot stamped on your face, forever.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Lucifer Goober,

          Whatever are you going on about? We cannot help you if you don’t want to be helped.

          JL loves him some Joseph Mercola for some reason. Mercola promotes many beliefs that you have! He’s wrong on every count.

          As explained many times the greatest deficiency in nuConnies is their active belief in bullshit. Youse guys only access bullshit websites (Epoch Times, Breitbart, Gateway Pudendum, Mercola, NoTricksZone etc).

          My mission is to let you know that these sites are full of disinformation (aka bullshit).

          Much of what connies believe to be true is bullshit.

      • david7134 says:

        What kind of ducked up life do you have to be able to list all the tracing of these nuts. Then how do you make the leap to conservatives believing that your listed issues are held as gospel by any of them. We do know that liberals for the most part believe that a trace gas in the atmosphere is so powerful that it changes the climate. Now, that is really nuts.

        Now, you think we should just trust with no question things like big pharma. That is nuts. When I was in practice, I would hold prescribing new drugs for 3 to 5 years until all the bugs were shaken out. I know very few doctors who did not follow this simple precaution. Again, go back to the lies that are still told about cholesterol and associated drugs. You tube used to have a good doc on cholesterol, two parts, called Heart of the Matter. Look for it, most truthful doc I have seen.

        As to FDA and CDC, they really blew their wad with the latest episode. No one hold truth for them.

      • Jl says:

        And nowhere in that rant did our boy J refute anything from the article listed. Surprise..

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Our girl Jill wants people to refute what’s in an Epoch Times article penned by the notorious Joe Mercola? Fuck you. We can safely say that nothing Joe Mercola types or says is worth bothering with. It’s like believing George Santos or Donald Trump.

          Our girl Jill should take the time to read the article and make her case. Find one factoid worth believing and we’ll consider it.

  1. Jl says:

    Obviously no conflict of interest here….

  2. […] as 3½ weeks ago, that there are signs that the government wants to reimpose mask mandates. More, as William Teach just reported, President Biden has imposed a requirement for a negative COVID test on airline passengers coming […]

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    bated breath, not baited

    What does “Dems are Selfeless” mean?

    As the pandemic surges in China (18% of global population), the concern is that as the virus(es) incubate in a billion people that new variants will appear that are more infective or more dangerous.

    We recognize that risk now, but it wasn’t known in the tRump era how rapidly the Covid virus(es) mutated. In addition, no one trusted tRump’s motives. It’s the burden that lying assholes like tRump must bear.

    We should apologize to ex-President tRump for doubting him. Then put him in prison.

    • L'Roy White says:

      Then put him in prison.

      Ahh yes, the tyrants go to. Let’s put all Republicans in camps, their politicians in prison. Maybe shoot a few just to show who’s boss. Way to go Nazi.

      Right now our racist “president” wants all people coming from China to present proof they are Wuhan free. But not the millions invading our southern border. The corruption and collusion of the left continues unabated. Or is it unabaited?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        L’Roy typed: “Let’s put all Republican in camps…”

        Good idea, but while objectively America would be better off with all MAGAts in camps, it’s unConstitutional, cruel and unfair without due process. But if tRump is convicted of any of his alleged crimes, off to prison for him. So, f*** you, liar! LOL.

        Maybe it would be better if states just limit the number of caucasian, MAGA hat property owners from voting.

        The corruption and lying of the right continues unabated. In fact, rightists are getting unabatedly worse.

    • david7134 says:

      All of Jeff’s comment is absolute, made up bullshit. There is no point in rebutting something so absolutely stupid.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Poor porter,

    Get a life. Joe Mercola, like you, feels serum cholesterol is unimportant in heart disease!

    Much of what conservatives believe is just not true.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Much of what conservatives believe is just not true.

      Once again you misquote Reagan. Poor boy. You have such a closed mind it’s legend.

  5. James H Lewis says:

    From the article:

    “…in general, have frequently been linked to vaccination….”

    That’s about as weasel wording as it gets.

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