At Monday’s daily White House press briefing, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy thought he’d ask a question while also attempting to make an absurd comparison between President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump.
Specifically, Doocy asked about new travel restrictions on the United Kingdom (along with large parts of Europe) and South Africa to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 variants that have been discovered in those areas:
“President Trump was imposing travel restrictions in March specifically on China. Then-candidate Biden called it ‘xenophobic’ and ‘fear-mongering.’ So, now-President Biden is putting travel restrictions on people coming in from other countries. What words would you use to describe this?”
Press Secretary Jen Psaki replied:
“Well, I don’t think that’s quite a fair articulation. The President has been clear that he felt the Muslim ban was xenophobic; he overturned the Muslim ban. He also though has supported, and he himself – even before we did, I should say even before he was inaugurated – steps, travel restrictions in order to keep the American people safe, to ensure that we are getting the pandemic under control, that’s been part of his policy, but he was critical of the former president for having a policy that was not more comprehensive than travel restrictions, and he conveyed at the time and, more recently, the importance of having a multifaceted approach, mask wearing, vaccine distribution, funding in order to get 100 million shots in the arms of Americans in the first 100 days, not just travel restrictions.”
Not only that, but Trump’s China travel ban didn’t do a bit of good. The novel coronavirus entered the U.S. from Europe, not China, and yet Trump steadfastly refused to ban travel from Europe.
Doocy was ripped to shreds on Twitter for his lame attempt to equate Biden with Trump:
Nice try, Doocy, but all you did was wind up with an embarrassing shit stain on your face.