(Tea Party 247) – They’ve been keeping Joe Biden in his basement.
But have they even bothered to see if their careful treatment of him has kept him Covid-negative?
During a Tuesday press conference in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden told reporters that he has not, in fact, been tested for the novel coronavirus.
“No I have not been protected,” Biden began in classic incoherent fashion before correcting himself. “I have not been tested for the coronavirus for two reasons.”
“One, I have had no symptoms,” he said as he knocked on wood. “As my mother would say, ‘Knock on wood.’”
Biden also explained that he has not been tested because he did not want to “take anybody else’s place in the process.”
Oh wow, what a saint.
Yet he’s going to go around with his poor mask skills and possibly spread the virus?
He did explain that those who are in his direct vicinity, such as Secret Service agents and staffers, have been tested.
“But the Secret Service, they all get tested. They’re around my home. And anyone who comes into my home including staff … is tested to determine whether they have the virus,” he explained.
The former vice president explained that he expects he will get tested “relatively soon,” adding that his daughter, who was working in Florida, has herself been tested.
“But I haven’t yet,” he said. “I have not been tested yet.”
Biden used his remarks on Tuesday to slam President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, naturally.
He also touted his own plan to contend with the virus, which was formally released on his website.
“It seems like our wartime president surrendered, waved the white flag and left the battlefield,” Biden told reporters, declaring that Trump has “failed us.”
He said, in part:
Despite the administration’s propaganda that their response should be cause for celebration, despite President Trump’s request that we should slow down testing because he thinks it makes him look bad, the Covid-19 is still here and the daily threat to the American health and prosperity is continuing. It didn’t have to be this way. Month after month, as other leaders in other countries took the necessary steps to get the virus under control, Donald Trump failed us. Month after month, as many of us urged him to step up and do his job, he failed us.
“We absolutely need a clear message from the very top of the federal government that everyone needs to wear a mask in public. Period,” he added.