President Biden lashed out against unvaccinated Americans by calling them not smart.
Responding to a question about him making the vaccine mandatory for federal workers, Biden said he was considering that option adding, “… but if you’re not vaccinated you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were.”
Biden added, “We have a pandemic because of the unvaccinated, and they’re sowing enormous confusion.”
Joe Biden insults unvaccinated Americans: "You're not nearly as smart as I thought you were" pic.twitter.com/KsMCPY90yp
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 27, 2021
The president is frustrated over the increase in infections of the Delta variant in some parts of the country and wants more Americans to get vaccinated to stop its spread.
The Hill reports President Biden is likely to mandate requirements for federal government workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine or they will be required to get frequent tests for the virus.
Biden’s comment comes at a time when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed its guidance on masks that recommends even vaccinated Americans to wear masks indoors in certain parts of the country where the rate of the Delta variant is over a certain threshold.
The comments by Biden ignited a push back on Twitter.
#Biden considering mandatory vaccines. Our founders didn’t think the federal government should protect us from ourselves. Sovereign people must be responsible for themselves. #Democrats want dictatorship and use Covid to get there. https://t.co/202OvzEJ8v
— Steve Hecht (@shecht6) July 28, 2021
Neither is he–Frustrated Biden Moves on to Insulting Non-Vaxxers: "If you're not vaccinated, you're not nearly as smart as I thought you were." https://t.co/VGtTnCp059
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) July 28, 2021
Keeping with the mask requirement theme, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a mask requirement for the House of Representatives.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 28, 2021
Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) criticized Pelosi’s decision and promised to fight it.
We will fight this. She wants masks nationwide, she wants them on all of our school kids this fall. She knows if she can make it happen for the TV cameras in the House chamber, she can make it happen anywhere. Not happening Pelosi ! pic.twitter.com/05M58hbj2s
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 27, 2021
Insulting Americans and forcing them to obey government requirements is the best way to generate the opposite reaction.
Yes, there is a lot of confusion about the vaccines but it’s the failure of the Biden administration for not explaining the risks and benefits of the vaccines to Americans.
Nature abhors a vacuum and Biden left a huge one by not being proactive about the benefits of the vaccine and explaining the risks, as well as failing to challenge critics that are pushing misinformation.