Travel restrictions make sense. Not only for personal safety, but they can be medically advantageous when used correctly. Now, the Covid-19 virus and its variants aren’t of concern because so many politicians have lied about Covid-19 data. As you can see from Politico’s recent article, the Health Department and former Governor Andrew Cuomo lied about Covid-19 data.
When it comes to travel restrictions, everyone called former President Donald Trump racist because the regions where he imposed travel restrictions were places that were the majority of middle eastern and African descent.
President Joe Biden just placed travel restrictions for several African countries. Travel restrictions have been placed on Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi.
Is Biden racist now? Not because of that. His previous statement has had some racial undertones. Even during the campaign, Biden never got slammed for it. Democrats didn’t seem to care. He got away with all of it and even said “negro” while on stage.
Biden said, “And I just want to tell you, I know you’re a little younger than I am, but, you know, I’ve adopted the attitude of the great Negro at the time, pitcher in the Negro Leagues went on to become.”
It’s ridiculous. He could have said “Black American.”
A Twitter user noted Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s flip on Biden’s travel ban versus Trump’s. WBZ CBS Boston News had posted both instances quoting Charlie Baker said, “Gov. Charlie Baker: President Trump’s Coronavirus Plan To Suspend Immigration ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’” and then “Gov. Charlie Baker Says Biden’s Air Travel Restrictions Are ‘The Right Move.’”
Baker, a Republican, didn’t endorse Trump during the 2020 election.
Baker’s exact quote was:
Travel restrictions for a virus we’ve learned about are acceptable, but a virus we didn’t have data on wasn’t? It would seem that would be the opposite.