Mark Sidney| Opinion| The Queen of the Legislative Branch of the United States government is back and she’s armed with more daggers for President Trump.
Democrats spent the first few weeks of the Corona outbreak trying to remove President Trump from office over a phone call with the Ukrainian President, which ended in Trump’s acquittal in the Senate on February 5th.
However, during this time President Trump was already focussed on fighting the spread of the deadly virus. By January 31st President Trump had put restrictions on air travel to the US from foreign nationals who had been to China according to the New York Times.
‘WASHINGTON – To protect the American people from exposure to the coronavirus, on Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued instructions supplementing a decision issued on January 31, 2020, and directed all flights from China and all passengers who have traveled to China within the last 14 days to be routed through one of eight U.S. airports, effective Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, for flights departing after 5:00 PM Eastern. Three additional airports will be added to the list of airports authorized to receive such flights beginning at various times on Monday, February 3, 2020. At these eleven airports, the United States Government has established enhanced screening procedures and the capacity to quarantine passengers, if needed.
Additionally, U.S. citizens who have been in Hubei province within 14 days of their return will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine to ensure they are provided proper medical care and health screening. U.S. citizens who have been in other areas of mainland China within 14 days of their return will undergo proactive entry health screening and up to 14 days of self-quarantine with health monitoring to ensure they have not contracted the virus and do not pose a public health risk. Generally, foreign nationals (other than immediate family of U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and flight crew) who have traveled in China within 14 days of their arrival, will be denied entry into the United States.’
The New York Post‘s Devine explained:
‘It’s a unique set of characteristics showing that President Trump understood early the need for decisive measures such as travel restrictions on China, which he imposed in January.
Yet for that sensible decision — in defiance of the World Health Organization — he was criticized by Democrats such as Joe Biden as xenophobic, and by China as racist.
“This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia — and fearmongering,” said Biden the day after the travel restrictions were imposed.
CNN ran a story warning that “the US coronavirus travel ban could backfire” and have the effect of “stigmatizing countries and ethnicities.”
The Chinese Communist Party’s official mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, called the ban “racist.”
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned it would increase “fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.”’
Trump was upset, stating that he was being called racist for his actions:
Trump Slamming Media for Calling Him a “Racist” for Banning Travel From China:
“Had I let these tens of thousands of people come in from China a day we would have had something right now that you wouldn’t have even recognized compared to where we are.”pic.twitter.com/kS09EalyAW
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) March 19, 2020
Radical left wing thought police, I mean, ‘fact checkers’, at politifact predictably ran defense for Biden stating ‘Biden used the phrase “xenophobic” in reply to a Trump tweet about limiting entry to travelers from China and in which Trump described the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus.” Biden did not spell out which part of Trump’s tweet was xenophobic.’
Now Pelosi has thinks that the American people are so stupid and without a functioning memory that she is accusing Trump of ‘‘fiddling while people are dying’ of the pandemic.
This is rich coming from the woman who was trying to remove Trump from office on a completely partisan vote, while Trump was working to keep the virus out of the nation. Anything to score political points, I guess.
Insinuating that an investigation was coming, Nancy asked ‘what did the president know and when did he know it’, echoing the famous Watergate question, while stating that an “after-action review” would take place, presumably to investigate President Trump.
The Speaker made the comments while she was a guest on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ during an interview with host Jake Tapper.
”Trump is considering relaxing federal guidelines for coronavirus for some of the less affected parts of the country, do you think he should?” Tapper asked
The Gateway Pundit explained: ‘Pelosi began her remarks noting the U.S. coronavirus death toll topping 2,000 people Saturday, then pivoted to attacking Trump.’
Well, first of all let me just say how sad it is that even since the President’s signing of the bill, the number of deaths reported has doubled from one thousand to two thousand in our country. This is such a very, very sad time for us. We should be taking every precaution.
Uh, what the President, his uh, denial at the beginning uh, was deadly. His delaying of getting uh, equipment to where it, it continues his delay to getting equipment to where it is needed is deadly. And now I think the best thing would be to do is to prevent more uh, loss of life rather than open things up so that, cuz we just don’t know. We have to have testing, testing, testing. That’s what we said from the start before we can evaluate uh, what the, the uh, nature of it is in some of these other regions as well. I don’t know what the purpose of that is.
I don’t know what the scientists are saying to him. I don’t know what the scientists said to him. When did this president know about this and what did he know? What did he know and when did he know it? That’s for an after-action review. But as the President fiddles, people are dying. and we have to, we just have to take every precaution.”
Pelosi’s staff, clearly setting up the politicization of the pandemic, posted the clip to Twitter with the title, “What did the President know and when did he know it? People are dying.”
What did the President know and when did he know it? People are dying. pic.twitter.com/523KQLG5xV
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) March 29, 2020
Question: "Are you saying that [Trump's] downplaying ultimately cost American lives?"
Speaker Pelosi: "Yes I am, I'm saying that." pic.twitter.com/VzSbmc0UtF
— The Hill (@thehill) March 29, 2020
I would lay even odds that we will eventually see impeachment hearings over the outbreak. I am not Lindsey Graham fan, but when he stated that ‘Boy, You All Want Power. God, I Hope You Never Get It.’
These people are the biggest threat to freedom on this hemisphere, perhaps even the globe.