On Wednesday, Joe Biden announced plans to restrict travel from China as their covid outbreak reaches new heights.
Here’s the story from KTLA5:
The Biden administration is planning new coronavirus precautions on travelers arriving from China due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and concerns about the lack of transparent reporting data from the country, federal health officials said Wednesday.
Beginning Jan. 5, all air passengers at least 2 years old originating from China will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test no more than two days before their departure from China, Hong Kong or Macau.
The requirement will apply to all air passengers, regardless of nationality and vaccination status, officials said. They did not say how long the policy will be in place.
However, in 2020, Biden called Trump “xenophobic” for doing the exact same thing:
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
Twitter users immediately raked him over the coals for it:
JUST IN: The US will require travelers from China to submit a negative COVID test.
By the left’s standards, this is an extremely racist move by the Biden administration.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 28, 2022
Biden is considering a ban on travelers from China
He called Trump xenophobic for doing the same thing pic.twitter.com/R6hJP01bQP
— John Hasson (@SonofHas) December 28, 2022
So this isn’t racist anymore???
US to impose new restrictions on travelers from China amid COVID outbreaks https://t.co/mWhlEgSWJU
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 28, 2022
When Trump tried to institute travel restrictions from China, Biden accused him of being a racist.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) December 28, 2022
FLASHBACK: On the day President Trump announces his China travel ban in February 2020 at the onset of the pandemic, Joe Biden said that it was "hysterical xenophobia." https://t.co/TxzxTRygjs pic.twitter.com/1BH4CWyhMb
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 28, 2022
I'm old enough to remember when Trump did a COVID travel ban from China, and the entire media ecosystem began squawking it wouldn't work and was racist.
Weird how "the science" changed once Biden became President. pic.twitter.com/h9nsRBJhh4
— Paul D. Thacker (@thackerpd) December 29, 2022
When President Trump issued a coronavirus-related China travel ban, Democrats said it was 'xenophobic.'
When Joe Biden imposes restrictions on China, the same Democrats are silent.
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) December 29, 2022
The word “hypocrisy” seriously doesn’t mean anything to the left, does it?