Biden backs down on COVID-19, economic campaign promises

After months of glowing campaign pledges and vows to reverse the COVID-19 crisis, Joe Biden’s resolve appears to be rapidly collapsing as he quietly rescinds promise after promise. 

Of course, Biden hasn’t personally taken responsibility for already failing to fulfill a number of his promises, leaving White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki to deal with the fallout.

Taking it all back

In order to convince Americans to elect him as president, Joe Biden made several critical promises in regard to COVID-19 that he clearly never intended to fulfill.

Just The News’ Daniel Payne pointed out this weekend that Biden has already scrapped his 100-day mask mandate that was meant to expire in April in favor of a masking policy that will likely stretch into 2022.

Additionally, Biden promised to get America’s schools open within 100 days of taking office, a promise he’s also already backed away from.

Payne wrote: “Biden in December vowed that, assuming “strong public health measures” were in place, his administration would “work to see that the majority of our schools can be open by the end of my first 100 days.”

After Biden’s public health officials released guidance that will make it nearly impossible for most schools to open by April, Psaki was forced to clarify Biden’s new position, declaring that his “goal” is for “the majority of schools, so more than 50 percent, open by day 100 of his presidency.”

Psaki noted that schools would be considered “open” if they received students “at least one day a week” — not exactly fully open by most parents’ standards.

Psaki and Biden are already masters of hedging their promises, as Psaki indicated that the Biden administration never promised that all schools would be completely open by April.

“Nothing we can do”

Biden also repeatedly promised to reverse the course of the coronavirus crisis in the US, claiming on multiple occasions that Donald Trump’s policies were responsible for the shutdowns and economic impact of the virus.

Then, just days into his presidency, Biden declared that “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” dashing any hopes of returning to normal in 2021.

Biden’s decision to authorize $1,400 coronavirus stimulus checks instead of the promised $2,000 payments is yet another example of a vow the White House has nullified while skillfully manipulating their earlier promises to make it seem like they were never made.

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