Biden takes swipe at Trump in executive order barring use of ‘xenophobic’ terms in COVID policies

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Tuesday barring federal agencies from using “xenophobic” terms like “China virus” to refer to COVID-19, the Washington Examiner reported.

According to the Examiner, the order calls on federal agencies to scour their coronavirus-related guidelines and policies for such terminology and remove any evidence of it, if necessary.

The move comes as part of an effort “to combat the resurgence of xenophobia, particularly against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” amid the pandemic, Biden said Tuesday, according to ABC News. “This is unacceptable, and it’s un-American.”

Biden’s new EO

Biden’s comments mirrored language included in his Tuesday executive order, which asserts that discontinuing the use of these “xenophobic” terms “is critical to guaranteeing the safety and security of the American people.”

“During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, inflammatory and xenophobic rhetoric has put Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) persons, families, communities, and businesses at risk,” the order adds.

In a clear swipe at former President Donald Trump, the measure continues:

The Federal Government must recognize that it has played a role in furthering these xenophobic sentiments through the actions of political leaders, including references to the COVID-19 pandemic by the geographic location of its origin. Such statements have stoked unfounded fears and perpetuated stigma about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and have contributed to increasing rates of bullying, harassment, and hate crimes against AAPI persons.

Biden’s order concludes that all “[e]xecutive departments and agencies (agencies) shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that official actions, documents, and statements, including those that pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic, do not exhibit or contribute to racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”

COVID problems

But while Biden may be trying to put up a tough facade when it comes to COVID-19, his administration has already shown that it’s falling flat when it comes to managing the pandemic. Just a day before Biden took this executive action, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki faced criticism for struggling to answer a reporter’s question about the distribution of vaccines to fight the virus.

“I know it’s complicated what’s being shipped and distributed and actually injected, but is there at least a ballpark amount that officials are aware of, of how much vaccine there is?” one reporter asked, according to a White House transcript.

In addition to taking another cheap shot at Trump, Psaki told the press to give Biden some time. When it comes to the coronavirus, however, time has long been a scarce resource.

“We’ve been here for five days to evaluate the supply so that we can release the maximum amount while also ensuring that everyone can get the second dose on the FDA-recommended schedule,” Psaki said Monday. “So the confusion around this issue, which we acknowledge there is some confusion…speaks to a larger problem, which is what we’re inheriting from the prior administration, which is much worse than we could have imagined.”

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  1. This man is insane. He has no idea at all of what he is doing. “OH, WE CAN’T BE RACIST TOWARDS ASIANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS” buts its ok to be openly RACIST towards Whites.. Bitme can do exactly that, BITME!!!

    1. Chinese virus……..Chinese Virus…………..Chinese Virus……….Chinese Virus……

      Tell JB to shove it………….

  2. TO THE NEW PRESIDENT & CONGRESS:
    You want to put this nation together ? Then do YOUR job ! Do not blame
    the past people ,events , or what ever . ONE NATION UNDER GOD……..
    I’ll pray for GOD to help in the use of good judgement for all.

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  4. It came from CHINA so its the china virus. Do we need to quit saying swine flu, or bird flu because the pigs and birds will be offended? What about the spanish flu some 200 years ago will the ghosts from that period be offended. Sick of all this snowflake rhetoric just a deflection to hide piss poor job joe is doing.

  5. Communist comrade biden was DEMAND by his supporters aka CNN (China News Network) to Quit telling the truth about the virus (yeah we all know that they started it) and this will help pay back back ONLY $1billion of the money THAT we gave to Hunter and you! SAVVY comrade?

  6. I think it Leaked from a Chinese Biological Warfare Laboratory and the Chinese Communist Party will Never Admit It!!

    It’s in Line with Their Aggressive Global Policies of World Domination by Means of Territorial Expansion, Military Aggressions and Commercial Investments as well as Their Thefts of Intellectual Property for Decades!!

    1. Have to agree with all the above comments. The commies are taking away all our freedoms as fast as they/Joe can talk. No more freedom of speech. Can’t breath the air freely when masked. The right to educate our children. Right to bear arms. Anything else? Oh, yeah. Right to have honest elections. That is a biggie!

  7. Ok, how about the Joe Bidendemic, or the Trumpeticide? Or the Fauci Nazi demic? Will any of those work Joe? Or do you have to run that through China first? Or does Bill Gates need to put his mark of the beast on it? Take your time!

    1. Did the CDC create it in the first place, then did Biden take it to China? Or did Biden bring it back to the US?

  8. It would not surprise me at all if there were a few Americans in the D.C swamp that help China make this virus. It was just so convenient that it came out in an election year where they knew they could push mail-in ballots which is the main ingredient for fraud. PEOPLE, this virus was planned.

  9. He’s over reaching and taking our rights away by restricting our words! Bidan sure needs to cut some strings and step down. He’s just a puppet. Boy he sure looks different from 2016 till now….wonder why🤔😁

  10. So it’s ok to be racist & biased against Trump supporters but not to the country that gave the WORLD THE
    CHINA VIRUS CHINA VIRUS
    CHINA VIRUS CHINA VIRUS
    POOR OLE JOE WE HABE AN ILLEGITIMATE POTUS WHO SITS IN THE OVAL OFFICE SIGNING EO’s all day clues to what these orders are!

  11. The Covid DID COME FROM CHINA, WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT, SO WHY NOT BE TRUTHFUL OF IT’S SOURCE. THIS MAN IS NOT CAPABLE OF BEING THE PRESIDENT IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM. WE ARE IN FOR BIG TROUBLES.

  12. biden again does not know what he is doing . HE used that against Trump SOOO why stop us ? he is not capable to be the president and should be removed , HOWEVER HARRIS WOULD MOVE IN AND I FEEL THAT WOULD BE WORSE < Biden is a puppet OF THE LEFT AND MOST DAGEROUS OBAMA AND HIS COHORTS our country is in trouble stand strong

  13. CHINESE VIRUS, WUHAN VIRUS, CHINESE VIRUS, WUHAN VIRUS, CHINESE VIRUS, WUHAN VIRUS, CHINESE VIRUS, WUHAN VIRUS. Stick that up your a.. Bitme.

  14. Really? Just how does he expect to stop us from calling it what is, the China Virus? Is he going to throw us into a gulag??

  15. A third world government terrorist take over.
    1. Rule by executive order
    2. Putting a predecessor on trial.
    3. Censorship of opposition.
    4. Attacking the private sector.
    5. Exploiting identity politics.
    6. Challenging judicial independence.
    7. Purging former officials
    8. Encouraging a slavish media.
    9. Military in the streets.

    I am terrified.

    1. President Trump may not fit the swamp’s idea of “Presidential”, but he has no reason to bow his head in shame! He’s been the best president for the American people (not swamp dwellers, but REAL people that I can remember since at least President Ronald Reagan!

  16. It is the Chinese virus and the world should punish China severely. China has upended all of the world (which is what they intended to do). And our dirty politicians have helped. And it is insane for Biden to say we can’t call it the Chinese virus. (afraid of loosing his money bag). CHINA VIRUS, CHINA VIRUS, CHINA VIRUS, CHINA VIRUS, CHINA VIRUS, CHINA VIRUS, CHINA VIRUS.

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