Back in June, Biden accused Trump of “surrendering” to the coronavirus pandemic, but now that Joe is president he says “nothing” can be done to “change the trajectory of the pandemic over the next several months.”
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Biden now says “nothing” can “change the trajectory of the pandemic”
Back in late June 2020, the then-candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, Joe Biden, accused President Donald Trump of “surrendering” to the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported at the time.
One of the main campaign points for Joe Biden was that he was going to in the coronavirus pandemic, and now only one week into his presidency, the new occupant of the White House seems to be waving the white flag against the pandemic himself.
“American people sacrificed so much to fight this virus… we may lose some the progress we’ve begun to make,” Biden said to an audience in Pennsylvania in June. “All because he’s [Trump’s] lost interest. Now he’s just flat surrendering the fight.”
But now that Joe Biden is in the White House, it appears the reality of the situation has landed in his lap. Biden appears to be doing exactly what he accused Trump of.
During the speech last Friday, Biden gave a grim prognostication of the expectation for the American death toll in the coming months, CNBC reported.
“A lot of America is hurting. The virus is surging. We’re 400,000 dead expected to reach well over 600,000,” Biden said, as he prepared executive orders aimed at evictions and reducing hunger, the Daily Wire reported.
“If we fail to act there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic rages on because there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” Biden stressed. “So look, this would overwhelm emergency shelters and increase COVID-19 infections as people have nowhere to go and … can’t socially distance. The American Rescue Plan asks Congress to provide rental assistance for millions of hard hit families and tenants.”
Dominion Voting Systems sues Rudy Giuliani for false election claims, seeking $1.3 billion
President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani has been sued by dominion voting systems for defamation for making claims that the company’s election equipment allegedly “fixed” the 2020 US presidential election.
The company filed a 107-page complaint in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday, NBC reported.
The report, in part, states: “as a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Giuliani…Dominion’s founder and employees have been harassed and received death threats, and Dominion has suffered unprecedented and irreparable harm.”
“Dominion brings this action to set the record straight, to vindicate the company’s rights under civil law, to recover compensatory and punitive damages, and to stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process,” the lawsuit states.
This company is demanding a trial by jury and seeking over $1.3 billion in damages, according to the complaint, which was first reported by the New York Times.
Sarah Sanders to run for Arkansas governor
Sarah Sanders, the former Press Secretary to Donald Trump and the daughter of ex-Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, is expected to announce her intention to run for governor of Arkansas on Monday.
Current Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson cannot seek re-election in 2022 because of term limits, NBC reported.
Sanders father Mike Huckabee served as Arkansas governor from 1996 to 2007. Sanders served as Press Secretary for 2 1/2 years, having replaced Sean Spicer as Press Secretary in 2017 after he resigned.