Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is the “America Last” candidate on almost every major issue.
That much has been painfully obvious from the former vice president’s discombobulated response to the coronavirus pandemic.
After calling President Trump “xenophobic” for imposing life-saving travel restrictions on China to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the United States in the early days of the outbreak, Biden eventually changed his tune when public health experts declared that countless American lives have been saved by those restrictions, as well as subsequent restrictions on travel from Europe and other hot spots. But his flip-flopping is just a symptom of a much bigger problem: Joe Biden’s extensive record of carrying water for the communist regime in China.
Americans are tired of watching our communities hollowed out by the loss of manufacturing jobs to China — an exodus enabled by the globalist policies Biden has supported throughout his five-decade career in Washington. Biden, in fact, denies that there’s even a problem.
“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man,” he scoffed during a campaign stop last year, mocking the notion that the world’s second-largest economy was even “competition” for America.
Today, Biden is explaining away the Chinese government’s deadly attempt to cover up the novel coronavirus outbreak, even declaring that he would restore funding for the corrupt and ineffective World Health Organization — funding that President Trump prudently suspended pending a thorough investigation of the WHO’s unconscionable bungling of the current pandemic and bias towards China.
In every instance, Biden demonstrated far more concern for the interests of America’s foremost rival than he did for the American people he is seeking to lead.
It’s not just China, though — Biden rarely misses an opportunity to align himself against the interests of the American people. He has also said he would allow illegal immigrants to compete with sick Americans for scarce hospital resources if they are infected with COVID-19 — and that’s in addition to his promises to provide “free” taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal aliens and suspend all deportations. Ultimately, Biden wants to create a “pathway to citizenship” for the 11 million or more illegal aliens who are currently residing in the U.S. to obtain citizenship and boost the annual refugee admissions cap.
Once again, Biden is looking out for the interests of foreigners first and Americans last.
Biden’s support for open borders and globalism is a deadly policy cocktail — and not just in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from opioid overdose, a problem that the Trump administration has begun curbing. The opioid crisis, which cost the American economy over $500 billion in 2015, is driven largely by drugs trafficked across the southern border and fentanyl — a synthetic opioid hundreds of times more potent than morphine and heroin that is mass-produced in China.
Over the past three years, more than 40,000 Arizonans have overdosed on opioids — and over 5,000 have died. Even more heart-wrenchingly, nearly 2,000 innocent babies have been born in Arizona with neonatal abstinence syndrome, meaning their very first experiences on this Earth were the horrors of opioid detox. Biden’s policies would lead to even greater human suffering.
President Trump, on the other hand, puts America First with every decision he makes. For instance, he’s pausing legal immigration to ensure that unemployed Americans don’t have to deal with extra competition for jobs as we recover from the economic damage caused by coronavirus-related lockdowns. Instead of taking the word of a communist regime with a long history of duplicity, the President is openly questioning the validity of China’s official COVID-19 infection figures and demanding that globalist institutions such as the WHO be held accountable for their egregious mishandling of the pandemic.
No matter what Biden and his supporters try to say on the campaign trail, there’s no denying the fact that he’s the “America Last” candidate in this race — and that’s going to be a tough sell.
Art Del Cueto is Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council.