The Democrat Party nomination for President is within Joe Biden’s grasp.
And now the former Vice President is looking past Bernie Sanders and is now training his attacks on Donald Trump.
But this strategy backfired when Joe Biden told a coronavirus lie about Trump that he instantly regretted.
The latest Democrat Presidential debate has been dominated by discussion of the government’s response to the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus.
Naturally, neither Biden nor Sanders had much good to say about Donald Trump’s management of the crisis.
However, the debate went off the rails when Biden veered off into fiction and falsehoods in criticizing the Trump administration’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus spread.
Biden harped on the delay in testing and blamed it on the Trump administration refusing to use the World Health Organization test and instead trying to devise its own test.
“We refused them. We did not want to buy them. We did not want to get them from them. We wanted to make sure we had our own,” Biden claimed.
Even the left-wing “fact checkers” called out Biden for his lies.
The Biden campaign referred us to a Politico article that said the WHO shipped coronavirus tests to nearly 60 countries at the end of February, but the U.S. was not among them. That is technically correct, but it suggests that the United States would have been on the list under any circumstances.
The countries WHO helped are ones that lack the virology lab horsepower that exists across the United States. The outreach work by the Pan American Health Organization is a case in point…
…No discussions occurred between WHO and CDC about WHO providing COVID-19 tests to the United States,” said WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris. “This is consistent with experience since the United States does not ordinarily rely on WHO for reagents or diagnostic tests because of sufficient domestic capacity.”
In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, Dr. Anthony Fauci –who serves as the head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases since 1984 – also said the failure to rapidly roll out coronavirus testing was not Donald Trump’s – or anyone else’s – fault.
“It was a complicated series of multiple things that conflated that just, you know, went the wrong way. One of them was a technical glitch that slowed things down in the beginning. Nobody’s fault. There wasn’t any bad guys there. It just happened,” Fauci told Hewitt.
When Hewitt asked if this fell at the feet of Donald Trump, Fauci shot down that suggestion.
“Oh, absolutely. This has nothing to do with anybody’s fault, certainly not the president’s fault,” Fauci responded.
The President took strong actions to combat the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
Trump shut down travel from China, Italy and other hot spots in moves the fake news claimed was racist, but all the experts agreed saved lives.
The President also released tough social distancing recommendations and declared a national emergency which allowed the government to cut red tape to ramp up testing and help states with their hospital capacity.
And there is evidence the public is rewarding the President for his leadership.
A brand new Morning Consult poll found 47 percent of Americans approved of the President’s handing of the Chinese coronavirus and 43 percent disapproved.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.