(ConservativePeak.com)- President Joe Biden made bizarre comments about “MAGA folks” during a 10-minute teleprompter speech about the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill pushed through Congress by the Democrats.
After successfully reading a script from a screen for ten minutes, the president slowly walked away from his lectern, only to finally engage with the press.
A reporter caught the president’s attention with a question about whether he thought it would be a good idea to enlist former President Donald Trump to encourage his supporters and Republicans more broadly to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
And President Biden couldn’t even bring himself to admit that maybe the former president might actually be better at convincing the public to do something than he is.
“I discussed it with my team, they say the thing that has more impact than anything Trump would say to the MAGA folks is what the local doctor, what the local preacher, what the local people in the community say,” the president said.
The video of Biden’s speech, which was published on the official White House YouTube channel, had fewer than 47,000 views as of Saturday night. It also had more than 11,000 “dislikes” and barely 300 “likes.”
Biden’s comments come after a PBS News Hour/NPR/Marist poll showed that 41% of Republicans don’t plan on taking the COVID-19 vaccine, despite the fact that it was developed under the Trump administration and only possible because of the former president’s Operation Warp Speed.
The poll indicates that perhaps the best way to encourage more people to take the vaccine would be for a Republican leader to publicly come out in support of taking it, but President Biden has ruled that option out entirely and will instead rely on local doctors and preachers.
But with Dr. Anthony Fauci having already set such a terrible example, Biden’s plan could be doomed to fail.
Whether or not the vaccines are available for Republicans is another question.
CDC data revealed this week that California’s vaccine delivery is among the “most unequal” in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put it among the worst five states for unequal vaccine distribution – a shocking indictment on the Democrats’ unfair and discriminatory vaccine distribution plans.
And they can’t even blame this one on former President Donald Trump, because Vice President Harris has already claimed that they had to “start from scratch.”