Joe Biden is using the oldest trick in the politician’s book: get out ahead of the negativity.
If the cognitively deficient president admits he’s a failure before anyone calls him one, then the negative impact lessens drastically.
On Monday, Joe Biden admitted his administration had failed to provide enough coronavirus tests to the American people.
The president acknowledged there were long lines across the country in front of testing locations ahead of the Christmas holiday, especially after the swift spread of the omicron variant.
“Seeing how tough it was for some folks to get a test this weekend shows that we have more work to do,” he said during a video call with American governors on his efforts to combat the virus.
Biden detailed his efforts to ramp up testing but indicated it would have been harder to do better.
Biden defends testing efforts amid reports his team was warned in October about need for more available tests:
"It's clearly not enough … If we had known, we would have gone harder, quicker, if we could have." pic.twitter.com/HFX1uDYP58
— The Recount (@therecount) December 27, 2021
Meanwhile, Biden said he did not believe his administration had failed on acquiring enough tests, in an interview with ABC last week.
“I don’t think it’s a failure,” Biden replied. “I think it’s — you could argue that we should have known a year ago, six months ago, two months ago, a month ago.”
However, Biden was fully aware of the incoming threat of another variant — or at the very least a winter surge of infections.
The solution didn’t make sense politically since the Biden administration has failed to test millions of illegal border crossers who are now spreading the virus across the country. The contradiction would simply be too great: ramp up testing requirements for Americans but not for illegals is a sure fire way to alienate voters.
Biden boasted to governors that the federal government would purchase 500 million tests and distribute them to the American people.
During the call, Gov. Asa Hutchinson thanked Biden for working with governors but noted that the federal government’s effort to buy up tests would hurt state attempts to acquire tests.
“That dries up the supply chain for what we might offer as governors,” Hutchinson said.
DHS Sec. Mayorkas: We Did Not Test Haitian Migrants for COVID Before Releasing Them into U.S. pic.twitter.com/dbe2Va5CXo
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 26, 2021
Biden again urged Americans to get coronavirus vaccines and warned unvaccinated people they faced a higher risk of getting severely ill, being hospitalized, and death.
The clown show continues.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth