[Commentary] Joe Biden Is President — Now His Predecessor’s Kid Wants To Talk COVID-19 Deaths
Joe Biden has been President of the United States for about half a week, and hasn’t yet cured the coronavirus. He’s clearly failing to live up to the lofty expectations held by the previous officeholder’s family.
It’s not quite clear why the former president’s son would expect that Biden could turn things around so quickly when he didn’t expect it of his own dad in a whole year’s time, but there you have it.
Stephen L. Miller made a series of tweets Friday about how many people had died of COVID-19 since Biden took office, seeming to poke fun at news media that has compared increasing deaths under the Trump Administration to various other tragedies, to put the impact into perspective.
To put the amount of deaths from Covid in perspective, under Joe Biden’s presidency, it’s like 8,529 times Abraham Lincoln has been assassinated, all at once.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 22, 2021
Donald Trump Jr. only saw fit to retweet one portion of the series, though — the one tweet that appears to genuinely criticize President Biden for having not stopped the virus in two days.
“Since Joe Biden was sworn in, 8,529 people have died from Covid.”
The CDC confirms that the death toll has been over 4k per day both the 20th and 21st.
That’s a lot of people dying in America from a virus that was downplayed by a sitting president.
There’s no question Joe Biden’s team has their work cut out for them, and thankfully, they’re already moving to implement measures that we can all hope will help get the spread, and mortality rate, under control.
This is the thing, though.
Wouldn’t we all be better off if someone had fought to get it under control for the last year?
But in April of last year, rather than expressing concern about how his father was handling the pandemic, or how many deaths there had been, Junior was saying COVID-19 might never go away, and shouldn’t be used as an excuse for shutdowns.
Self quarantining & shutting down businesses was done to FLATTEN the curve not to eliminate COVID. We needed time to prepare for increased hospitalization & obtain PPE. Many in the media are acting like we can’t open up until COVID is eliminated & that may never happen.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 23, 2020
Then in July, he was complaining that ‘the media’ wasn’t praising his dad enough for decreasing deaths — even as experts cautioned that a summer lull could be followed with a steep increase in the fall and winter as kids returned to classrooms and people spent more time indoors.
It appears that the markets are actually utilizing all of the information that the media refuses to show the American people hence amazing returns.
Is anyone at all surprised that the media refuses to talk about the rapidly decreasing cases of death from Covid? https://t.co/iOtfY0PTEc
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 6, 2020
Now, his family has been out of the White House less than a week, and the younger Trump is suddenly focused on the body count. Just a suggestion, but maybe he could spend some time watching the actions being taken, and see what the results are, before he jumps to judgments.