Biden Called Same Move By Trump In 2020 ‘Nakedly Xenophobic’

U.S. President Joe Biden receives a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine administered by a member of the White House Medical Unit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Biden unveiled a new website where Americans can find recommendations for mitigating Covid-19 risks that are specific to their area. Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

At a glance

  • Joe Biden will now require travelers from China to show a negative coronavirus test to enter the United States after claiming in 2020 former President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response was “fanning the flames” of “hate, fear and xenophobia” against Asian Americans during the pandemic.
  • Beginning January 5, travelers from China by air will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test to enter the nation “within two days of their departure from airports in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau,” Politico reported.
  • In January 2020, the Trump administration placed travel restrictions on passages arriving from China, where many experts believe coronavirus originated.

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