(RightWingAmericans.com)- Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden admitted on Thursday that if he is elected president, he would force every single American citizen to wear masks when they’re in public. The comment was made during an interview with KDKA, a Pittsburgh CBA affiliate. Biden said he, as president, would assert federal power to “mandate” that people wear masks outdoors.
It is vastly different to President Donald Trump’s stance, which is one of encouraging people to wear a mask if they feel it is necessary, but not mandating it.
Telling people to wear a mask doesn’t sound very…American, does it?
A KDKA reporter asked Biden about his criticism of the president’s handling of the pandemic, and asked, “if you become president tomorrow, what would you do differently regarding the pandemic and getting these surging cases now under control?”
Biden then immediately said he would force Americans to wear masks.
“I would go back to making sure that everybody had masks, that you had PPE lined up, we’d have been making sure we stockpile all the things that we need that we don’t have now. The one thing we do know, these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen would have to make sure that they walked in their businesses that had masks,” he said.
Yes, it doesn’t make very much sense, but you can make out what he’s trying to say. That’s kind of Biden’s…thing.
The journalist then asked him if he would use federal leverage to mandate the wearing of masks, to which he said, “Yes, I would from an executive standpoint, yes I would.”
Biden claiming that he would stockpile masks and personal protective equipment is ironic, given that during his time as Vice President between 2008 and 2016, he oversaw the response to two global virus outbreaks. Despite witnessing the damage done by Swine Flu and Ebola, neither President Barack Obama nor Vice President Joe Biden chose to stockpile PPE in case there was another outbreak.
It makes you wonder just how much better prepared the United States could have been if Obama and Biden had stockpiled masks back when they actually had the power to do it.