This Is How Joe Biden's Pick for Chief of Staff First Reacted to COVID-19

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Posted: Nov 12, 2020 2:50 PM
This Is How Joe Biden's Pick for Chief of Staff First Reacted to COVID-19

Source: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

It has been reported Ronald Klain is slated to be Joe Biden's chief of staff since Biden has been declared the winner by media organizations, though President Trump and his campaign are contesting the results in a handful of states due to voter fraud.

Klain has been chief of staff to former Vice Presidents Al Gore and Biden. Democrats, with Biden being no exception, hammered away at Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 global pandemic, saying he had not done enough in the early stages and even up to today.

Trump did implement travel restrictions from China in January as COVID-19 originated out of Wuhan, but later in February, Klain, along with other Democrats, publicly downplayed the danger the virus posed.  

"We don’t have a #COVID?19 epidemic in the US but we are starting to see a fear epidemic," he tweeted on February 13.

On February 28, Klain urged his followers to "go to Chinatown -- buy a meal, go shopping."

Other New York City officials, and even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), encouraged people to go out into town because there was no need to be concerned with COVID-19. In March, everyone did 180 degree turn and shut down "non-essential" businesses to slow the spread of the new virus.