Flip-Flop: Biden Now Backs Trump Travel Ban After Calling it 'Xenophobic'

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Posted: Apr 03, 2020 5:50 PM
Flip-Flop: Biden Now Backs Trump Travel Ban After Calling it 'Xenophobic'

Source: AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

Former Vice President Joe Biden reversed course, again, Friday afternoon. The presumptive Democratic nominee to face President Trump in November now says that he supports the president’s travel ban to and from China. 

This is a 180-degree spin from the former vice president. Just two months ago, Biden called a ban on travel to and from China, where the virus originated, was "xenophobic" and "racist:"

"The national emergency and worldwide alerts. The American people need to have a president who they can trust what he says about it. That he is going to act rationally about it. In moments like this, this is where the credibility of a president is most needed, as he explains what we should and should not do. This is no time for Donald Trump's record of hysterical xenophobia and fear mongering to lead the way instead of science,” per CNN.

Medical experts have affirmed that President Trump’s travel ban helped contain and fight the COVID-19 epidemic. The president’s approval ratings are at record highs for his first term, and polling shows that the American people trust President Trump to get the nation through this crisis.

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