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Obama Admin Ebola Czar: Coronavirus Travel Ban “Distraction Tactic”

The Obama bureaucrat didn’t hesitate to label the move a political tactic.

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Former Obama White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain blasted Donald Trump’s announced travel ban on Europe in response to the Chinese coronavirus as a political move during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday night.

Part of this is the classic Trump distraction tactic and he wants to see progressives debate the travel ban, so on and so forth, and not come after where he has failed.”

The President announced a 30-day ban on travel from Europe to the United States as a result of the widespread reach of the virus on the continent. The United Kingdom is exempt from the temporary travel ban.

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Klain slammed Trump for the lack of testing for the virus in the United States when compared to countries such as South Korea, where 2,000 out of every one million people have been tested for the virus.

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He may have missed that a major element of Trump’s national address on the situation addressed new means to produce more testing kits for the virus. South Korea’s experience with the virus(it’s arguably the second hardest hit country) has come as a result of its proximity to China.

Klain’s remarks come as a stark contrast to Trump’s national address, in which he emphasized the need for Americans to unite across political lines and take every step possible to fight the virus without partisan considerations.

If there are some who seek to immediately cast the moves taken to halt the coronavirus’ spread as a political gambit, then they are the ones treating a serious national health threat to older Americans as a partisan game.

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Pelosi is Emboldened by Coronavirus Bailout, Vows to Dupe Republicans Harder Next Time

The Democrats’ socialist agenda is winning big during the coronavirus panic.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pulled the wool over the eyes of President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans with last week’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The disaster relief money was earmarked for many liberal pet projects, and Pelosi aims to do the same thing for the next round of bailouts.

She said on Monday that House Democrats are already preparing another massive stimulus bill, using the coronavirus pandemic to enact more socialism. She is likely to include massive infrastructure spending and serious government intervention into the health care markets in the upcoming legislation.

“Our first bills were about addressing the emergency. The third bill was about mitigation. The fourth bill would be about recovery. Emergency, mitigation, recovery,” Pelosi said during a conference call.

“I think our country is united in not only wanting to address our immediate needs — emergency, mitigation, and the assault on our lives and livelihoods — but also, how we recover in a very positive way,” she added.

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Republican leaders are up in arms about how Pelosi is exploiting a crisis to get her partisan agenda muscled through Congress, but it is unclear if they have the courage to actually stop her.

“They’re approaching it — it seems like — as an opportunity to pass their political and ideological agenda. We’re approaching it as, ‘How do we protect the public health and our economy?’ And those are pretty divergent goals,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said.

Pelosi is eager to exploit the coronavirus crisis quickly and use the panic and fear in the public as an excuse to massively increase government spending and control.

“I do think that it is really important that as soon as we are here, we are ready to pass legislation,” she said.

President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans did Pelosi’s bidding when they moved forward a $2 trillion bailout bill that included funding for liberal policy goals that had nothing to do with the coronavirus.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) sounded the alarm over the sham and attempted to get Congress to actually deliberate and vote on the bill. It instead passed on a voice vote with most legislators sequestered away from Washington D.C.

Massie’s principled stand against Pelosi’s profligate spending bill earned him a tongue lashing from President Trump, who now wants Massie replaced in Congress because he’s too conservative.

With no Republicans seemingly willing to stand up against Pelosi, there will likely be more bailout socialism on the way as the Democrats use coronavirus for their far-left power grabs.

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