(Republican Party News) – As if we couldn’t tell from President Joe Biden’s first day on the job that he just adores the heck out of executive orders, the man has gone and signed another one and it might just be the most ridiculous one yet. And that’s really saying something.
According to Gateway Pundit, the executive order Biden signed now bans federal use of the phrase “Wuhan Virus” to describe the coronavirus, which came to us from Wuhan, China. Boy, aren’t you glad Biden is taking such critical action on this issue?
“In the fight against COVID-19, Joe Biden seems to be prioritizing hollow symbolic gestures over policies with a measurable impact on the welfare and health of American citizens,” a report from One America News said.
“Biden signed a memo banning federal agencies from referring to the coronavirus by terms related to its geographic origin, such as China or Wuhan virus,” the report continued.
“While no direct mention of President Trump is made, the memo does specifically blame “the actions of political leaders” for ‘furthering xenophobic sentiments’ against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. This is a clear allusion to Biden’s previous attempts to shift focus away from the Trump administration’s achievements in fighting the pandemic towards concerns over political correctness,” it added.
“Labelling COVID-19 a foreign virus does not displace accountability for the misjudgments that have been made thus far by the Trump administration. Let me be crystal clear. The coronavirus does not have a political affiliation,” the president stated. “It will not discriminate based on national origin, race, gender, or zip code.”
Among the small number of specific measures outlined in the memo is one that instructs federal agencies to review any and all uses of the term in existing policy directives or that might be found in any government publication.
And this is being done despite the fact that CBS News dug deep into former President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 related executive orders and found “no specific reference to China virus” in any of it.
— One America News (@OANN) April 19, 2021
No one seemed to have a problem with the phrase “Spanish Flu” being used in reference to the pandemic that happened early in the 20th century that bears a striking resemblance to the one we are enduring right now.
The virus came from Wuhan. Therefore, calling it the “Wuhan virus,” really doesn’t seem like it should be such a big deal.
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