(RepublicanNews.org) – On January 25, Joe Biden issued an official proclamation restricting entry into the United States of individuals present in the Republic of South Africa at any time during a 14-day period prior to their travel date. Several other countries were included in the order, including most of Europe and the Federative Republic of Brazil.
During the Trump administration, travel restriction blowback from the mainstream media was swift. For instance, NBC News published a scathing indictment of Donald Trump’s decision to ban travel to the US from six African nations and China. The network reported that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and others called the restriction racist and unconstitutional.
Biden jumped into the fray himself, blasting Trump’s “hysteria” and “xenophobia” in a sharply worded tweet.
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020
Echoing those sentiments, USA Today and the Boston Globe called the measure “xenophobic,” The New York Times reported on Trump’s “racism,” and CNN referred to it as “an attack on Africans.”
However, MSM outlets remained silent when it came to cries of racism in the wake of the announcement of Biden’s ban on an African country and one in Latin America. Behold the power of a double-standard.
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