Biden Says No Matter What Happens ‘It’s Not His Fault’
President Joe Biden took zero responsibility for the COVID-19 rapid test shortage amid a surge of positive cases due to the Omicron variant, arguing the new strain had not been anticipated so there wasn’t enough time to prepare for it.
Biden addressed the nation on Tuesday, to explain how his administration planned to deal with the more contagious Omicron variant. When asked if the shortage of tests reflected poorly on the White House, Biden responded it did not.
“COVID is spreading so rapidly you notice it just happened almost overnight,” Biden said. “The alarm bell went off. I don’t think anybody anticipated that this was going to be as rapidly spreading as it did.”
Biden said that Americans at-home rapid tests will be available through a website starting in January, Americans will be able to order them and have them delivered for free, though it is not clear how long it will take to receive the test once the order is placed. He also announced that 1,000 military members will be deployed to help facilities caring for COVID-19 patients.
The president addressed concerns Americans have about Omicron disrupting holiday celebrations and travel, saying that vaccinated individuals, particularly those who have gotten their booster shot, “should feel comfortable celebrating Christmas and the holidays as you planned it.”
“You know you’ve done the right thing. You can enjoy the holiday season,” he added.
Entertainment venues and sporting events have already begun closing amid the surge in cases, though deaths are not rising at the same rate and scientists believe the variant may cause milder symptoms.
I don’t know about you, but it certainly seems that Biden changes his stance a lot. First, he says it spreading like wildfire so you’d better get vaccinated, then you’ll be safe, yet members of his own staff who were fully vaccinated and boosted still got sick.
Better get tested he said, oh wait, you can’t because there’s a shortage of tests because this variant caught him by surprise, and that’s not his fault now is it?
Better wear masks and social distance because omicron is super contagious, but it’s ok to get together to have a big Christmas party.
Don’t worry, he said, I’m calling up the military to help when things get really bad, even though you’re not going to be that sick.
Do you think Old Joe is confused or just a plain liar? Can’t play both sides of the fence Joe.