Doocy Challenges Psaki On Travel Restrictions Hypocrisy
“When President Trump was imposing travel restrictions in March, specifically on China, then-candidate Biden called it ‘xenophobic’ and ‘fear-mongering,'” Doocy said.
“Now President Biden is putting travel restrictions on people coming in from other countries,” Doocy said. “What word do we use to describe that?”
“I don’t think that’s quite a fair articulation,” Psaki responded. She countered that Biden said Trump’s “Muslim ban” was xenophobic, and that Biden did support the Covid-19-related travel restrictions imposed by Trump.
“That’s been part of his policy. He was critical of the former president for having a policy that was not more comprehensive than travel restrictions,” Psaki continued. “He conveyed at the time, and more recently, the importance of having a multi-faceted approach, make-wearing, vaccine distribution, funding in order to get 100 million shots in the arms of Americans in the first 100 days, not just travel restrictions.”