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Biden's Travel Restrictions on China 'Xenophobic' According to...Biden Himself

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Well well well…how the tables have turned.

As China begins the process of removing a vast majority of the safeguards of their failed “Zero COVID” policy, a great many global health experts are sounding the alarm.  The move will undoubtedly create a rather large influx of COVID-positive travelers to the international pool, and could bring with it a massive spike of case around the world.

In preparation, the Biden administration has taken some extraordinary new steps to screen passengers from China – which is something that Biden lambasted back when Donald Trump suggested doing the same.

The White House announced Wednesday it will require travelers from China to test negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival in the U.S. — a policy that will come less than three years after candidate Joe Biden suggested then-President Donald Trump’s restrictions on travel from China were xenophobic.

A federal official said the test requirement will begin Jan. 5 and is necessary due to the lack of public data on China’s effectiveness in monitoring COVID-19. Travelers from China, regardless of nationality, will need to show a negative test taken no more than two days prior to their flight. Japan and India have established similar restrictions as China has loosened its “zero-Covid” lockdown policies in recent weeks — and China requires travelers from the U.S. to test negative.

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Biden is apparently not suffering from the same deja vu as the rest of us.

Trump in January 2020 announced a plan to restrict travel from China in response to the initial COVID-19 virus spread. Hours after the announcement, Biden, on the campaign trail in Iowa, said, “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysterical xenophobia and fear-mongering to lead the way instead of science.” He used the same wording in a tweet the next day.

“We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering,” Biden tweeted.

Gee, it’s almost as if Biden just didn’t like Trump, and so he just attacked every single move he made.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.