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The Biden administration announced it will ease travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign travelers in November.
According to White House coronavirus coordinator
Jeff Zients, all foreign visitors must be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination before boarding flights bound for the United States. They will also be required to provide a negative test no later than 72 hours prior to flying. Travelers who meet all these requirements will not need to quarantine.
According to a new Axios-Ipsos poll, the majority of Americans––that’s 60%––support President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates.
The mandates will affect roughly 100 million Americans. It will include a vaccine mandate for all federal workers and contractors, in addition to a requirement that large companies must mandate vaccines or regular testing for employees.
Respondents were asked two questions:
South Dakota Kristi Noem (R) has vowed to fight President Joe Biden’s sweeping Covid-19 vaccination requirements. Noem has explicitly refused to follow the guidance of medical experts throughout the pandemic, actions that resulted in South Dakota harboring one of the worst outbreaks in the United States.
“This is not a power that is delegated to the federal government … My legal team is already working. And we will defend and protect our people from this unlawful mandate,” she said during an appearance on Fox News.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) vows to fight the vaccine-or-weekly-testing mandate for large businesses:
“This is not a power that is delegated to the federal government … My legal team is already working. And we will defend and protect our people from this unlawful mandate.” pic.twitter.com/Wg6rj3neNJ
President Joe Biden is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for all federal employees with no option for testing or opting out.
These steps are part of a 6-point Covid-19 action plan.
“We know that increasing vaccinations will stop the spread of the pandemic we’ll get the pandemic under control, we’ll return people to normal life. That’s what our objective is,” said Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary.
During an interview with Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld, former President Donald Trump insisted that President Joe Biden’s handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan was a “travesty.” He drew spurious connections between Afghanistan and security along the United States-Mexico border.
“I don’t know if he is a nice president,” Trump said. “But I can tell you the country has never been more unsafe – we have people pouring in through the southern border, which people are forgetting about because of the travesty of Afghanistan.”
“The only thing good for them about Afghanistan is it makes what they’re doing at the border look good,” he said. “Because that was the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. ‘We don’t want a wall, we don’t want this, just let people come through’. It’s a disaster. It was the safest border we ever had.”
Trump claimed that the Taliban, who seized control of the country last month, do not “fear” Biden.
“They don’t fear [Biden],” he said, recalling his negotiations with Taliban co-founder Abdul Baradar, who is currently the acting first deputy prime minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
President Joe Biden spoke out against the recent Texas abortion ban that went into effect Wednesday that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy.
The president called the ban “almost un-American” in remarks to reporters.
“It just seems, I know this sounds ridiculous, almost unamerican what we’re talking about. Not to debate about, I respect people who think, who don’t support Roe v. Wade,” referring to the landmark Supreme Court ruling that gives women the right to choose to carry a fetus to term.
Today, 12 Marines were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Republicans almost immediately went on the attack against the Biden administration. Spineless Missouri lawmaker Josh Hawley even called on the president to resign.
But after Donald Trump made his deal with the Taliban, Phil Mudd told Jake Tapper on Thursday, there weren’t really any better options.
The former CIA agent said on CNN:
“Let’s look at characteristics. The Americans say they are going to get out. Could you have bombed American military posts before you got out to ensure that the Taliban couldn’t access weapons a explosives. The Taliban then knows you’re leaving. The Taliban going to surge if they see that you’re leaving. That happened in this circumstance. The Afghan National Army is going to see you’re leaving. They are going to fold. As soon as you start leaving the airport American citizens and people affiliated with the Americans are going to surge the airport because they know their throats are going to get slit by the Taliban. That’s what happening in this circumstance and the biggest question, Jake, you can surge in the American military to get aircraft to take people out and there’s a big footprint and you tell me whether you like Obama or Trump or Biden. You give me a better plan, I don’t see it, Jake.”
A large majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle wanted to military out of Afghanistan. A poll taken this Spring showed that nearly 70% of respondents supported an end to the war.
So Joe Biden, for that reason and others, went ahead and did it. And the president has taken blowback from of course, Conservative news sources, but Liberal news sources as well.
The tune, though, seems to be changing over the last few days as the Biden administration is getting thousands of people out of Afghanistan. During an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Matthew Dowd said that Joe Biden has done a great job with the situation and deserves to be congratulated.
The former George W. Bush campaign strategist told Kate Bolduan, “as you probably are aware, I have a lauded the president from the very beginning about Afghanistan. He was dealt a horrible situation and as of today, he’s done an extremely good job in the situation. There were many people over the last seven days that said there is no possible way he could get 50,000 people out. No possible way and that was the number of people thought had to get out. He’s got 70,000 people in the last eight days.”
Former GWB Campaign Chief Matthew Dowd: Joe Biden Has Done an Extremely Good Job on Afghanistan and Deserves to Be Congratulated pic.twitter.com/sGQQhgkAiz
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) August 25, 2021
Over the last number of years, 3 different presidents have had the opportunity to finally pull troops of out of Afghanistan. This month, Joe Biden became the president who actually did it.
In explaining his actions, the president told Americans, “After 20 years I’ve learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces. I am president of the United States of America. The buck stops with me.”
Many media members, however, can’t wait for the war to get started all over again. During his Tuesday radio show, Sean Hannity remarked:
“Psaki claiming no Americans are stranded, but Joe Biden himself said, but we can’t guarantee the outcome. He put us in this position, it’s an impossible position. I don’t even want to have to ask our military men and women to — to go in there and go behind enemy lines to extract American citizens, but what other option do we have at this point?
That’s not a great option, but that’s the only one we’ve got that I see. Will they do it? Will they risk their lives? Yes, they’re willing to do it. But if you don’t make the call today, it’s not going to meet the deadline that apparently you agreed to, Joe.”
What Republicans call “socialism” isn’t giving away free stuff; it’s smart short and long-term investing.
Representative Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), claimed that President Joe Biden is no longer “cognitively prepared to be our president,” becoming the latest Republican politician to rip into Biden over the still-unfolding crisis in Afghanistan.
“We’re looking horrible right now on the world stage. This is an absolute national embarrassment and instead of being out in front of it and talking about what went wrong and what the plan was and what we’re going to do next, Biden’s just been in hiding again as he always has,” Jackson said. “It hasn’t inspired any confidence in our allies. As a matter of fact, all of our allies are upset as of today… Biden once again has failed us. He’s embarrassed us internationally, and honestly, it is time for him to leave.”
“I’ve been saying this for a long time,” he continued. “I’ve been saying that he’s not cognitively prepared to be our president and this is just another example of his failure. And I think a lot of this is related to his cognitive ability. He’s created a national security disaster for this country right now and it’s time for him to move on and it’s time for somebody else to do this job. He is not fit to be our commander in chief. It’s time for him to resign.”
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who was Obama’s White House doctor, says that Biden needs to resign because he is no longer “cognitively prepared to be our president.” pic.twitter.com/QNwmeXkFhU
— MRCTV (@mrctv)
August 20, 2021
The idea of pulling American troops out of Afghanistan has long been popular with voters. A poll conducted in April by the Morning Consult found that 69% of Americans supported pulling troops out of the region.
Donald Trump supported the idea of bringing the military back home. And under his plan, it would have happened by May 1st. Kayleigh McEnany attempted to gaslight Americans on that fact during a Monday appearance on Fox News.
Host Harris Faulkner said to the pundit, “Kayleigh, this is not how the last president left the situation. It would have been nice to get all our people back quickly. Instead, this is protracted.”
McEnany answered, “Let me be categorical in saying this. This would have never happened under President Donald J. Trump! It would not have!”
Oh, come on now!
Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner: "Kayleigh, this is not how the last president left the situation."
Kayleigh McEnany: "This would have never happened under President Donald J. Trump! It would not have!" pic.twitter.com/uhILBfyURB
There is no Trumpier lawmaker in the country than Marjorie Taylor Greene. The Georgia congresswoman recently used the fact that Alabama has one of the lowest vaccine rates in the country as an applause line.
The controversial Rep., who loves comparing things to Nazi Germany, has already filed articles on impeachment against Joe Biden. And according the Greene, she plans on doing so, again.
Greene said to Steve Bannon, “
I have my team right now working on articles of impeachment. Because I’m so disgusted with Joe Biden. You know I’ve already filed one set of articles of impeachment. But his failure as a president is unspeakable.”
White House Deputy National Security Adviser Jonathan Finer said the United States has made clear to the Taliban not to interfere with Afghans attempting to get to Kabul airport for potential evacuation as the nation collapses. He noted that President Joe Biden is “deeply engaged” on all policy matters related to Afghanistan.
“The President has been deeply engaged in all of the policy conversations and in this situation as it evolves in real time,” Finer said. “We have met with the President and his entire national security team daily, often multiple times a day. That’s going to continue again today. The President has spoken on this issue a number of times in recent weeks.”
Finer insisted that President Biden will speak on the matter again soon even as CNN anchor Brianna Keilar asked where he is.
He further noted that there is no plan for United States forces to provide safe passage for Americans, locally employed Afghan staff of the U.S. embassy and other Afghan visa applicants from within Kabul to the airport.
“We are asking people in an orderly way, when their flight is called. And again this is not going to be just a free for all. It can’t be for security reasons work that way. When people’s flights are timed, we are asking them to show up at the airport to be present to get on those flights. Not just whoever happens to come to the airport,” Finer said.
You can watch his complete interview in the video below.
White House Deputy National Security Adviser Jonathan Finer says President Joe Biden has been "deeply engaged" on all Afghanistan policy matters.
"I expect that he will speak [about Afghanistan] soon," he adds. pic.twitter.com/l1COmjYOV5
Donald Trump really wanted to get the credit for vaccines hitting the country within a year of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the former president’s most ardent supporters are the ones who are thus far avoiding getting their shots.
As a result, the states where Trump got his highest vote counts are the states having the toughest time with the Delta variant. During an appearance on PBS, Dr. Michelle Fiscus explained that many are doing so to “own the libs.”
The doctor, who was fired by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, began, “
But I think the other thing in Tennessee, and I think in a lot of our Southern states that’s happening, is this ideology that if you get this vaccine, you’re somehow placating the left part of the political spectrum. Our most hesitant population in Tennessee is the white, male, rural conservatives.”
President Joe Biden has signed a memorandum extending temporary safe haven to Hong Kong residents in the United States amid China’s crackdown that has undermined democracy in the region. The memorandum defers removal for the next 18 months.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that the memorandum directs “the deferral of removal of certain Hong Kong residents who are present in the United States, giving them a temporary safe haven.”
Psaki said the memorandum
“demonstrates President Biden’s strong support for people in Hong Kong in the face of ongoing repression by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and makes clear we will not stand idly by as the PRC breaks its promises to Hong Kong and to the international community.”
President Joe Biden is expected to sign an order for half of all new vehicles on American roads to be electric or zero-emission by 2030. Biden will be joined at the White House by Ford and GM executives as well as leaders from the United Auto Workers. The executive order will also replace former President Donald Trump’s more relaxed tailpipe and emissions standards with stricter ones in addition to setting the 2030 goal.
“What we’re hearing across the board is a consensus about the direction where this industry is going and a coming together around the recognition that this is the moment of truth — not just for climate action, for economic action, as well,” said a senior Biden administration official who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement.
The big three automakers (GM, Ford, and Stellantis) emphasized that they would need federal help to reach this goal, though they stressed their “commitment to be leaders in the U.S. transition to electric vehicles.”
“This represents a dramatic shift from the U.S. market today that can be achieved only with the timely deployment of the full suite of electrification policies committed to by the administration in the Build Back Better Plan,” the major automakers said in a joint statement that cited purchase incentives, charging stations and federal investments in research, development and supply chains.
Biden took to Twitter to make an official announcement earlier this morning.
“The future of the auto industry is electric –– and made in America,” he wrote.
The future of the auto industry is electric — and made in America.
Today I'm signing an executive order with a goal to make 50% of new vehicles sold by 2030 zero-emission — and unveiling steps to reverse the previous administration’s short-sighted rollback of vehicle standards.
Joe Biden came into the White House on a mission to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control. And for the most part, he has done that. Over 70% of Americans have already taken at least their first shot.
But things are a little tougher where GOP governors are in charge. During a recent presser, Biden called out Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott for their poor performances in Florida and Texas.
The president said of the two men, “If you’re not going to help, at least get out of the way of people trying to do the right thing.”
DeSantis shot back today, “
Let me tell you this: if you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way, I’m not gonna let you get away with it. If you’re trying to deny kids a proper in-person education, I’m gonna stand in your way…If you’re trying to lock people down, I’m standing in your way, and I’m standing for the people of Florida. Why don’t you get this border secure? Until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about Covid from you.”
Americans seem to like Joe Biden more than they liked Donald Trump. First they made him the winner of the 2020 election by more than 7 million votes. And since he has been in office, the new president has regularly had much higher approval ratings than his predecessor.
But according to Mike Lindell, it wasn’t the American people who voted Trump out of office, it was God himself. And the My Pillow Guy said that the lord did so to reveal true evil to the American people.
The entrepreneur made the comments during a recent appearance on Steve Bannon’s radio show. He told the host, “
It’s all come to a head this year, this last year. This is a spiritual battle of epic proportions. When we get through this, even non-believers, there’s going to be so many people coming to Jesus. This will be the biggest revival in history because you’re going to see miracles unfold.”