Biden signed a memo banning federal agencies from referring to the coronavirus by terms related to its geographic origin, such as China or Wuhan. While no direct mention of President Trump is made, the memo does specifically blame “the actions of political leaders for furthering xenophobic sentiments” against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. Those on the right know that this is a clear allusion to Biden’s previous attempts to shift focus away from the Trump administration’s achievements in fighting the pandemic towards concerns over political correctness.
“Labeling COVID-19 a foreign virus does not displace accountability for the misjudgments that have been made thus far by the Trump administration. Let me be crystal clear. The coronavirus does not have a political affiliation. It will not discriminate based on national origin, race, gender, or zip code.”, said Biden. I’m guessing Governor Cuomo is delighted that “age” was left out.
Critics are pointing out that the memo is in fact politically motivated, and targets specific terms used by President Trump (a.k.a. calling it the “Chinese Virus and/or The Kung Flu”), without mentioning the hate crimes against Asian-American communities
by African Americans, which have been stoked by Democrat politicians and left-wing activists.
The memo is undoubtedly pleasing to the Chinese government, as they continue to thwart international discourse about the pandemic. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regime has consistently tried to distract attention away from the origins of the virus by claiming that it originated outside of China, even spreading conspiracies that it was deliberately introduced to Wuhan by the U.S. military. Jinping’s goal was to silence would-be whistle blowers within the medical profession, which then resulted in blocking the flow of information out of Wuhan during the early stages of the pandemic. This delayed international efforts to combat the outbreak at a crucial time when it could have been contained from spreading across the world, as evidenced by recently surfaced recordings of phone calls by World Health Organization officials.
According to the Hong Kong based South China Morning Post, this act by Biden is playing right into Beijing’s hand. Personally speaking, after witnessing Biden's blatant quid pro quo, I have my own theories and put nothing past Quid Pro Joe. Man, do I miss President Trump.