During the first presidential debate last year, then candidate Joe Biden mocked then President Donald Trump’s handling of the Coronavirus and the president’s question during a briefing earlier in the year sarcastically suggesting people maybe could inject themselves with bleach to combat it.
Despite now being the president, Biden took another opportunity today to reference that talking point that Democrats often attacked leading up to the election last year.
“I think there’s a growing awareness that injecting bleach into your system doesn’t do it for you,” Biden said.
President Biden: “I think there’s a growing awareness that injecting bleach into your system doesn’t do it for you.” pic.twitter.com/cCeodMGBc9— The Recount (@therecount) February 23, 2021
The statement came as Biden was engaged in a Zoom call as Biden continued his push for “equity” in vaccination effort.
Yahoo provided a partial video transcript of his remarks:
As a former ambassador said, they were focusing on the knees, particularly of the most left behind community– the African-American community. I mean, it really is across the board, but on this area specifically. As I might add are the Latino communities being left behind, not as much but similarly, and Pacific Islanders. So there’s a lot of work to do. And that’s why we want to talk to you to see whether we’re headed in the right direction. Again, I’m going to go back to the whole question of equity. What we’re trying to do– my team and I– is get people who in fact have been most hurt by this pandemic to places where they are comfortable, where they have comfort in going.
They don’t feel like they are not intimidated by the circumstance. And they’re used to going to their grocery store or they’re used to going to their drugstore or pharmacy. They’re used to doing those things. But we also are trying to get out mobile units in the communities, not only inner city but rural communities that don’t have as much access. And I think there’s a growing awareness that injecting bleach into your system doesn’t do it for you,
I mean, think about all the ridiculous thing, and there is online still, there are those who are the vaccine deniers and liars and telling all these stories that aren’t true. It’s all, we’re an administration that thinks science matters. Science matters. And it has to be available to the poorest among us and those who are most hurt by this COVID crisis across the board. And that’s what we’re doing. You have any questions for me?
It seems as though when it comes to coverage from mainstream media outlets though, Biden can almost do no wrong, and former President Trump could do no right, with the idea of fairly contextualizing situations seemingly thrown out the windows. Stay tuned for more.
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