Joe Biden’s failing campaign has released a new attack ad against President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus crisis. The misleading ad includes false claims that have already been awarded ‘Three Pinnochios’ by the liberal Washington Post.
Joe Biden’s cognitive decline is well known to many, so it’s no wonder why Biden himself has made multiple false claims and confusing, incoherent statements during interviews, but his campaign staff should know better than to release an official ad riddled with false information and blatant lies.
Biden claims, for example, that he urged the president to send the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into China — but that the president did not, and praised China instead. The ad cites Biden’s comments from the Democrat debate on Feb. 25 in South Carolina — the first time any Democrat debate discussed the coronavirus issue: “I would be on the phone with China and making it clear, we are going to need to be in your country; you have to be open; you have to be clear; we have to know what’s going on; we have to be there with you, and insist on it and insist, insist, insist,” Biden said.
But as the Washington Post noted, U.S. officials had already visited China three days before, on Feb. 22. And they had been trying to do so since early January, according to the New York Times in early February: “For more than a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been offering to send a team of experts to China to observe its coronavirus outbreak and help if it can. But no invitation has come — and no one can publicly explain why.”
Donald Trump left our country unprepared and unprotected for the worst public health and economic crisis in our lifetime — and now we're paying the price. pic.twitter.com/aCxcqQqUqw— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 18, 2020
Biden’s central claim in the ad is false, and every one knows it.
The ad shows Biden claiming to have warned in an op-ed in late January that Trump’s policies would not be able to stop the pandemic. In fact, Biden attacked President Trump over the travel ban, calling it ‘hysterical xenophobia’. The reality is that Trump’s travel ban on China did in fact slow the spread according to Dr. Anthony Fauci who Biden has repeatedly said ‘needs to be listened to’.
Biden who was against the travel ban before he was for it, now claims that the travel ban was not effective. So which is it, Joe? Were you against it? Do you disagree with Dr. Fauci that it was effective, even though you stated that Dr. Fauci should be listened to? This is the issue with career politicians like Biden. They say one thing and then a few weeks later say another thing – he simply has zero credibility left.
Biden’s ad claims that the travel ban was not effective because it allowed 40,000 people to arrive in the U.S. from China. What the misleading statement leaves out is that the 40,000 number is actually 1% of normal passenger traffic, and those people who arrived were subject to humanitarian exceptions that Democrats celebrate, like permanent residents and children.
The ad also disingenuously manipulates the timeline of Trump’s praise for China’s efforts in fighting the virus. Trump was applauding China in January, before the extent of the pandemic was known and while the WHO (which Biden has praised) was lying to the world in order to cover for China. Biden also is seen in the ad calling for CDC experts to be admitted to China, but the reality is that CDC experts were already there. Perhaps that is just another Joe Biden dementia moment, but its very irresponsible for his team to include that in an ad. The ad also leaves out the fact that President Trump has been extremely tough on China with Trade and recently strong armed China into buying tens of billions of dollars in agricultural goods from U.S. farmers. If you remember, it was Democrats warning against a ‘trade war’ with China and criticized President Trump for being too tough on China.
Democrats will lie and stop and at nothing to distort the truth in order to make President Trump look bad, no matter how badly their lies hurt our Country.