Even though ballot investigation and election lawsuits are still happening in the midst of the 2020 presidential elections, the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has decided to move forward and choose a White House chief of staff. This was shortly after the mainstream media platforms “declared” Biden as the victor and elected president of this contested race.
Biden has selected Ronald Klain to serve as the White House chief of staff in his incoming administration. Klain had previously served as the former vice president’s chief of staff in the Obama administration from 2009-2011 and worked as a senior adviser to the Biden-Harris campaign this year in guiding Biden’s debate preparations and coronavirus response. Former President Barack Obama had tasked Klain to lead the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak from 2014-2015.
Klain is also the former Biden staffer who had shrugged his shoulders just last year and admitted on video it was “just luck” that the H1N1 swine flu outbreak wasn’t a mass casualty event. He said that the Obama Administration did everything wrong and had botched its response to the pandemic in every way possible. The Trump 2020 campaign rapid response director Andrew Clark had posted the video online of Klain talking about it.
“Sixty million Americans got H1N1 in that period of time, and it’s just purely a fortuity that this isn’t one of the great mass casualty events in American history. It had nothing to do with us doing anything right. It just had to do with luck.”
This hasn’t stopped Klain from continuing to attack President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, even though they were exposed back in 2009 for shutting down H1N1 testing. They questioned why they should be testing and tracking the H1N1 flu when the government has already confirmed there’s an epidemic. They did the exact same thing 11 years ago that President Trump has been saying over the last few months.
This left President Trump with outdated medical guidelines and a depleted stockpile of PPE supplies. A safety-equipment industry association and federally sponsored task force had both recommended for Obama to refill the N95 respirator masks since the stockpile drew down about 100 million masks during the 2009 epidemic. He never did.
“Our association is unaware of any major effort to restore the stockpile to cover that drawdown,” said Charles Johnson, president of the International Safety Equipment Assn.
Biden has fought a pandemic before with his team. It didn’t go well.