Joe Biden and his team just can’t seem to say anything right. The former chief of staff during the Obama Administration and Biden’s vice presidency, Ron Klain, came forward about how the team “botched up” their response to the H1N1 swine flu, admitting that it was just luck the virus did not lead to one of the greatest mass casualty events in American History. And now the American people want Biden to fight a second pandemic when he couldn’t even handle the first one?
The video of Ron Klain is surfacing where he admits on tape that the Obama-Biden response to the swine flu was catastrophic. “We did every possible thing wrong… It is purely a fortuity that this isn’t one of the great mass casualty events in American history,” Klein states. The video was also shared online by Trump 202 campaign rapid response director Andrew Clark.
Klain, currently an adviser to the Biden campaign, has retracted his previous comments made at the biosecurity summit, clarifying that he was referring solely to the administration’s difficulties in producing an H1H1 vaccine to meet public demand and not how the team handled the virus itself.
Biden has been extremely critical of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, but exposing the Obama Administration for shutting down H1N1 testing is a whole other story. In 2009, then-CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson exposed the Administration and CDC guidance from a three-month-long investigation into how they reported cases during the swine flu pandemic. They questioned why they should waste resources for H1N1 flu when the government already confirmed there’s an epidemic. The CDC then stopped counting H1N1 cases and abruptly advised states to stop all testing.
Then we have Biden telling President Trump on Twitter to “speed up the testing.” Yikes. The hypocrisy at play is immeasurable.
H1N1 depleted America’s stockpile of PPE supplies, then Obama failed to refill it, even though a safety-equipment industry association and federally sponsored task force both recommended it. They left an empty national stockpile with hardly any masks and a flawed and outdated testing model. So much for preparation.
Former President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden did not leave a “playbook” for President Trump as they claim on Twitter they did. They set Trump up with zero resources and plans, yet here comes our President with its roaring economy once again. Jobs are returning, American families are getting back to normal life, and Trump did well without Obama or Biden around, thank you very much.