Americans are still reeling from the media declaring Democrat Presidential Nominee Joe Biden the winner of a highly questionable election when the news of what the media-elected president planned to change began to stream in and rub salt in a still-fresh wound.
Fox News, a previously trusted news source for many Republicans, has led the charge in deeming Biden the president-elect, much to the consternation of many, and they also reported on the policies that the former vice president planned to change, should his presidency move forward.
“President-elect Joe Biden plans, on his first day in the White House, to enact four executive orders rolling back President Trump’s efforts on a number of issues, the campaign told Fox News on Monday,” Fox News’ Sam Dorman and Hillary Vaughn reported.
“The executive actions would include rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, reinstating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, rejoin the World Health Organization, and repeal Trump’s travel ban targeting majority Muslim nations.”
Biden’s potential moves are in stark juxtaposition to what President Donald Trump did during his first hours after inauguration almost four years ago. The president moved quickly to reach out to our allies, mending fences that were destroyed by the administration Biden served in under former President Barack Obama.
Trump also worked on moves that would ensure that Americans were safe from further potential terrorist attacks, something that Obama seemed to ignore and Biden is leaning away from.
The Fox reporters did, however, acknowledge that the Biden presidency might not ever come to fruition:
“The pledge came after several media outlets, including Fox News, projected Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. As of Monday, the Trump campaign vowed to continue challenging the results, citing issues with ballots and the counting process,” Fox reported, going on to explain that the legal battle over the election was still ongoing.
“Monday’s news signaled the beginning of a longer effort to undo a variety of policies pursued by Trump. Biden has vowed to repeal Trump’s tax cuts, for example, and said that he would reverse the Mexico City Policy, which Trump reinstated shortly after taking office in 2017,” Fox reported.
“That policy restricts international funding for organizations that promote abortion. Other abortion-related policies and those weakening the Affordable Care Act, will likely be on the chopping block in a Biden-Harris administration as well.” The network reported that “The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment,” not surprisingly to anyone who has seen Fox’s recent coverage of the White House.
However, the potential changes aren’t over yet: “Biden’s decision to re-enter the WHO reflected a broader effort to combat the coronavirus upon taking office. Democrats have decried Trump’s decision to exit the transnational organization in the middle of a pandemic,” Fox reported. “Trump has defended the move as a way to hold the organization accountable for alleged missteps during the pandemic.”
The report went on to say that “In an official move, the president-elect formed a coronavirus advisory board dominated by scientists and doctors.” While the idea of calling Biden the “president-elect” is something worth contesting, the larger idea that the man who can’t seem to keep up with where he is would take over the health of the world is even more cause for concern.
“The challenge before us right now is still immense and growing, and so is the need for bold action to fight this pandemic,” Biden said after being briefed on the virus. He went on to make note of something that has many deeply concerned when he said, “We are still facing a dark winter.”
What is a “dark winter?” and how does Biden know what it will be like, after his new policies where he plans to “shut down the virus” take effect? Lots of questions and only the one confused guy put forward to answer them. Sad times.