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Another Grim Milestone for Joe Biden

He promised to 'shut down the virus.' He failed miserably.

• June 7, 2022 10:45 am

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President Joe Biden celebrated another grim milestone this week as his approval rating continues to flounder. Despite pledging to "shut down the virus" during the 2020 campaign, Biden has now presided over the deaths of more than 600,000 Americans from COVID-19.

That is more than twice the number of U.S. soldiers who perished in combat during World War II. 

The virus our president promised to shut down has killed approximately 1,008,712 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins University, which means that Biden is responsible for almost 200,000 (or 50 percent) more COVID deaths than his predecessor, Donald Trump.

By his own logic, Biden should have resigned a long time ago.

The approximately 600,261 Americans killed on Biden's watch is three times the number of COVID deaths he said should disqualify a president from serving in the White House. During an October 2020 debate against Trump, he argued that any leader who presided over more than 200,000 COVID deaths "should not remain as president of the United States."

Days later, Biden delivered an emphatic message to the American people via his Twitter account. "I'm not going to shut down the economy," he wrote on the popular social networking website. "I'm going to shut down the virus."

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Published under: COVID-19, Democratic Party, Joe Biden