Democrats are known for their double standards when it comes to coronavirus recommendations – including President Joe Biden. He has spent much of February and March advising against people coming together for gatherings, even indicating that by July there’s a “good chance” that friends and family could get together and celebrate Independence Day. While President Biden reiterated the same message in a pre-recorded Easter video, he’s off hosting his own gathering at Camp David.
“We share the sentiments of Pope Francis, who said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation – one that can save your life and the lives of others. By getting vaccinated and encouraging your congregations and your communities to vaccinate, we not only can beat the virus – we can also haste the day we can celebrate the holidays again,” Biden said.
And while Biden’s message sounds like he won’t be going anywhere for the holidays, it’s quite the opposite. Reporters were interested in knowing the details of Joe Biden’s plans for Easter and who he would be gathering at Camp David with. A reporter asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki what kind of message President Biden is sending if he’s asking Americans not to have gatherings until the Fourth of July but spending time with his own family on Easter.
Psaki was not too happy and responds that she does not have a specific number of family members, but that he strives to be a “role model” in every aspect of how he’s living.
“He obviously has a wife he’s been married to for some time. He has a couple of grandkids who he sees when he goes to Delaware. But it’s not a limited group, and certainly not the big Irish Biden clan that many of you have seen throughout the course of his time in public office,” Psaki replies.
Psaki would not give further details on whether or not the “immediate family” he will be visiting has been vaccinated and then curtly asks the reporter “Did you have another question?” This is one of Psaki’s signature moves in which she attempts to hint to the reporter that it’s time to move on.
Biden used his message to caution others that the coronavirus “is still with us” and that he understands how some people are still feeling the longing and loneliness of distance. “For a second year, most will be apart from their families, their friends, full congregations that fill us with joy. And yet as the gospel of John reminds us, the light that shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it,” he said alongside first lady Jill Biden.
Jill also shared that there is hope for the future and that with “faith, hope and love, anything is possible.”
But while talking about the feeling of distance and “fighting the virus together,” Joe will be off celebrating Easter with his family. As the Democrats famous motto goes: “Rules for thee, but not for me.”