Biden’s Move to Regulate China Travel Demonstrates Great Hypocrisy


There is no denying that American politicians like to say one thing and do another, and many have seemingly become impervious to the shame that normally comes with being outed as a hypocrite.

This includes even President Joe Biden, who was marketed to the nation as a grandfatherly, tempered alternative to the loud and brash, (but highly effective), Donald Trump, but ultimately has turned out to be as conniving as anyone to ever take the office.

The latest example of Biden’s hypocrisy comes to us as China’s incredible flip-flop on COVID regulations takes effect.

The White House announced Wednesday it will require travelers from China to test negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival in the U.S. — a policy that will come less than three years after candidate Joe Biden suggested then-President Donald Trump’s restrictions on travel from China were xenophobic.

A federal official said the test requirement will begin Jan. 5 and is necessary due to the lack of public data on China’s effectiveness in monitoring COVID-19. Travelers from China, regardless of nationality, will need to show a negative test taken no more than two days prior to their flight. Japan and India have established similar restrictions as China has loosened its “zero-Covid” lockdown policies in recent weeks — and China requires travelers from the U.S. to test negative.

But here is where the issue lies:

Trump in January 2020 announced a plan to restrict travel from China in response to the initial COVID-19 virus spread. Hours after the announcement, Biden, on the campaign trail in Iowa, said, “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysterical xenophobia and fear-mongering to lead the way instead of science.” He used the same wording in a tweet the next day.

“We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering,” Biden tweeted.

Once again, the American political ruling class seems to think that their constituents have the memories of goldfish.