More Americans have now died from the coronavirus under the leadership of Democrat President Joe Biden than died under former President Donald Trump, according to CDC data published late this week.
The development comes as Biden’s approval rating continues to remain low as more and more Americans are disapproving of his handling of the pandemic than at any other point during his first year in office. The number of Americans who say that Biden is doing a “bad job” in responding to the pandemic has doubled from 23% during Biden’s first month in office to 46% as of last month.
The CDC reported back in January that on January 20, 2021, at 1:16PM, there were 400,306 deaths recorded in the U.S. from the coronavirus. Biden officially became president of the United States at noon on that day.
Since then, the number of people who have died from coronavirus under Biden’s watch is now greater than 400,306.
According to the most recent CDC data published at the time this report was published, 800,939 Americans have died from the coronavirus, which means that at least 400,633 Americans have died under Biden’s leadership. Other entities like The New York Times, however, currently report the U.S. has 803,964 deaths from the coronavirus, a number that continues to climb daily with no end in sight.
Biden’s disastrous handling of the coronavirus pandemic is even worse when considering the fact that he had highly effective vaccines at his disposal from his very first day in office to get the pandemic under control.
Biden repeatedly promised while on the campaign trail that he was going to “shut down the virus,” and while its true that new variants have emerged, the fact remains that he has not “shut down the virus” and more Americans have now died under his leadership than under Trump.
REALITY CHECK: Joe Biden promised he had a secret plan to “shut down the virus.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 22, 2021
When asked at the start of the month about what happened to his plan to “shut down the virus,” Biden smirked and walked away.
Reporter to Joe Biden: “Whatever happened to your promise to shut down the virus?” pic.twitter.com/fzDxQ5PdY1
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 1, 2021
When confronted this week about his “responsibility” for the Americans that have died under his watch, Biden again smirked, threw his hand up at the reporter and walked away.
REPORTER: “800,000 coronavirus deaths — do you have a statement on your responsibility? And why haven’t you asked China to do more, to be transparent on the origins?”
BIDEN: *smiles, walks away* pic.twitter.com/SGWNuJfdLB
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 15, 2021
Biden claimed during the 2020 campaign that Trump was essentially responsible for every American that died during the pandemic, a claim that was quickly debunked by mainstream fact-checkers.
“If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive,” Biden falsely claimed. “All the people—I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data.”
Biden claims Trump is responsible for every single person who has died from COVID-19:
"If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people — I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data." pic.twitter.com/Z6tkk9NzHi
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 18, 2020
About a month after Biden falsely claimed that Trump was responsible for every American who died from coronavirus, Biden claimed that Trump “should not remain President of the United States” because he was “responsible” for “220,000 deaths.”
If you hear nothing else I say tonight, hear this: Anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain President of the United States.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 23, 2020
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about this comment from Biden back in the first week of December, specifically, whether that was “still the standard now that more Americans have died under President Biden than President Trump.” At the time that the reporter asked the question, more Americans had not died under Biden than Trump.
“Well, I think the fundamental question here is: What are you doing to save lives and protect people?” Psaki said while not answering the question as she went on to make speculative claims about the prior administration.
After putting her spin on things, Psaki said, “And I think there’s a pretty stark difference between their approaches.”
Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris admitted during an interview this week that the Biden administration has not been successful in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
“We didn’t see Delta coming. I think most scientists did not — upon whose advice and direction we have relied — didn’t see Delta coming,” Harris told The Los Angeles Times in an interview. “We didn’t see Omicron coming. And that’s the nature of what this, this awful virus has been, which as it turns out, has mutations and variants.”
The Times reported:
President Biden celebrated “independence” from the virus in an upbeat July 4 speech, saying, “While the virus hasn’t been vanquished, we know this: It no longer controls our lives. It no longer paralyzes our nation. And it’s within our power to make sure it never does again.”
At the time, some public health experts warned that his optimism was premature, given that the Delta variant was already a significant threat. Harris denied that the administration declared victory prematurely, or ever.
“We have not been victorious over it,” Harris added. “I don’t think that in any regard anyone can claim victory when, you know, there are 800,000 people who are dead because of this virus.”