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    Also fair point.
    Now that Biden's in charge, there's but one circumstance left in which talking about the Orange Julius Caesar himself is on-topic: when discussing Biden's actions to fix what he broke.
     
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    To fix what he broke?? Biden just re-enacted all Trump's travel bans, and added South Africa.
     
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    Isn't there a covid variant from Africa that our vaccines won't work on?
     
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    For different reasons, and with new precautions.
    Trump implemented the bans for the sake of racism, and lifted them a week before he left for whatever reason (likely so that people could blame Biden for having to keep them).
    Biden reimplemented them because if he didn't, the pandemic would likely worsen even further.
    This is what I mean.
    And it seems that things like the Moderna vaccine do still work, but are significantly less effective.
     
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    Well if it was xenophobic and racist to ban people traveling to the US when there was no vaccine, how does it excuse a travel ban when there is? And Biden only added South Africa ... travel from most of Europe and Brazil was banned too.
     
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    IIRC, Trump implemented the bans before there was even a global pandemic in the first place.
    And as mentioned above, Biden's new addition of South Africa is likely due to the new, alarmingly vaccine-resistant strain from there.
     
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    Not the ban Biden was referring to in the tweet above. That was in February. Democrats criticized it as racist, xenophobic, and an overreaction then, and later in 2020 they said Trump didn't act fast enough.
     
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    ...Because last year things kept on getting worse.
    At the time, it was those things.
    But last week, at a time when the ban was quite possibly a substantial help, Trump undid it. Knowing his sheer pettiness, I'd say he likely undid the ban specifically so that Biden would have to take the blame for redoing it when we actually need it.
     
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    Niceeeeeeeeee some good news finally
     
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    >a Dem senator refusing to kill the filibuster
    well let's just hope there's at least one Republican willing to- among fifty people, there's bound to be SOMEONE going "come on guys, stop trying to block everything Biden does by abusing this one rule"
     
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    The ban in february 2020 was about limiting visas that could result in permanent residency, not travel.

    It's now about preventing virus spread, during a pandemic.

    If you don't understand why one is based on xenophobia and racism and the other isn't then I'm not sure you should bother continuing with the conversation.
     
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    I mean yeah
    if person do bad thing, punish for bad thing
    this really shouldn't be a partisan statement, but we're in a timeline where the former president basically tried to beat our democracy to death with a stick made of his own shit and then blame it all on the Dems so I guess it needs to be restated
     
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    I decided it was off topic, so moved to https://gbatemp.net/threads/senate-...chments-of-past-democratic-presidents.581644/
     
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    Nobody is defending deaths. See my previous posts on why BLM protests and Trump riots are not comparable.

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    Trump's travel bans were too little too late, and then he ended the travel bans on his way out of office. Biden fixed Trump's fuck up.
     
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    Damn not looking good for Biden the popular President in 2024
     
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    F-, must try harder.

    Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term
    Advisers weigh the merits of a one-term pledge by the 77-year-old former vice president.
     
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    In two days, the US have started again to export democracy in Middle East.
    And he left 1000 Canadians workers without a job
     
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    Well, you aren’t wrong
     
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