Though President Donald Trump was dealt a difficult hand with regard to the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, his optimism that America would get back on track with a rapid vaccine deployment gave Americans hope and the belief that there’s actually a light at the end of the tunnel.
In stark contrast, according to the Washington Examiner, President-elect Joe Biden sees things quite differently. In fact, the incoming president once again reminded Americans that “things will get worse before they get better,” and continued to talk about the “dark winter” ahead.
“The next few weeks and months are going to be very tough, a very tough period for our nation, maybe the toughest during this entire pandemic. I know it’s hard to hear, but it’s the truth,” Biden said recently, seemingly forgetting the fact that Trump made possible the rollout of highly effective vaccines months — even years — ahead of schedule.
Biden went on to instruct Americans to prepare to “steel our spines” and to follow closely the social distancing guidelines from the experts, even though that hasn’t seemed to have much effect, given that Americans have socially distanced for nine months and the virus still continues to spread even more.
The former vice president repeatedly insisted during his presidential campaign that he — and only he — had the magic ticket to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, his plans were nearly identical to plans already in place thanks to the Trump administration.
The frail-minded 78-year-old president-elect also jabbed Trump for a slow rollout of the vaccines, but his statement was misleading. Trump’s rollout of initial COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare and other frontline workers went off without a hitch — it’s the individual states at this point causing the bottlenecks across the country.
“A few weeks ago, the Trump administration suggested that 20 million Americans could be vaccinated by the end of December,” Biden said. “With only a few days left in December, we have only vaccinated a few million so far.”
It’s clear that Democrats — even as high level as Biden — are desperately searching for any reason, whatsoever, to downplay the fact that Trump’s ambition and brilliant strategy was what got America a viable vaccine in less than a year.
With any hope, decades from now, the history books will accurately reflect who spearheaded the charge to control the COVID-19 pandemic and who used it for political gain.