White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki once again blamed President Donald J. Trump and Republicans across America for the vaccine hesitancy that has settled in across the country.
Earlier this year, the Biden Administration said it would not get involved in the anti-vaccination blame game and shame campaign. Now, it’s leading both efforts.
President Joe Biden last week blamed Republicans for perpetuating vaccine hesitancy in a speech where he announced federal vaccine mandates for some federal workers and all private citizens working in companies of 100 employees or larger.
“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. And it’s caused by the fact that despite America having an unprecedented and successful vaccination program, despite the fact that for almost five months free vaccines have been available in 80,000 different locations, we still have nearly 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot,” Biden said. “And to make matters worse, there are elected officials actively working to undermine the fight against COVID-19. Instead of encouraging people to get vaccinated and mask up, they’re ordering mobile morgues for the unvaccinated dying from COVID in their communities. This is totally unacceptable.”
Biden also blamed the former President for not ordering enough vaccines for all Americans, “Before I took office, we hadn’t ordered enough vaccine for every American.”
When asked why the President got caught up in the COVID-19 blame and shame game, Paski shielded.
“What you heard the President convey yesterday is the next steps that he is taking using every lever of government to reduce sicknesses, to reduce hospitalizations, to protect more people, and save more lives,” Psaki said, running defense for her boss. ” will say that he was channeli- — channeling the frustration that millions of people across this country are feeling who are vaccinated, that many governors and elected officials have also shared their frustration over. “
Shortly after, former U.S. President Trump blamed Democrats and the Biden administration.
“If you remember, when I was president, there were literally lines of people wanting to take it,” Trump told Fox News. “Now, you have a different situation, and it’s very bad. Of course, they famously said, ‘If Trump came up with it, I’ll never take it.’ They disparaged the vaccine, and now they wonder why people aren’t wanting to take it? It’s a disgrace.”
Last year, Kamala Harris led the charge against the “Trump vaccine”, disenfranchising her constituents into believing her vaccine misinformation.
“If Dr. Fauci, the doctors, tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it,” Harris said at the time. “But if Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I’m not going to take it.”