Biden lost it.
After refusing to take questions from the press, President Joe Biden referred to the surge in cases as the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” during Tuesday’s COVID-19 briefing.
Biden started the briefing by commending Pfizer’s newly-developed COVID-19 pill, stating that the therapeutic was a game-changer and would “dramatically decrease hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.”
In the speech, Biden also suggested that a surge in hospitalizations from COVID-19 would be caused by unvaccinated Americans; before saying that the federal government would be supplying PPE to hospitals to help them cope with the influx of patients.
Biden continued his fierce criticism of unvaccinated Americans, remarking that there was “no excuse” for those who were continuing to refuse to receive the vaccine. During the briefing, the President went as far as to advise parents who had children that were too young to receive the vaccine to only surround themselves with vaccinated individuals –– which could divide families.
The President then went on to boast about the number of Americans who had received the shot, saying that in six months the administration was able to bring the number of those who had not received a single dosage of the vaccine from 90 million to 35 million. He would also mention that there were enough vaccines, leaving those 35 million who hadn’t received a dose with no excuse.
In his closing remarks, Biden revealed that data was emerging that showed the Omicron variant hadn’t produced any significant illness in children compared to previous variants.
After completing the speech, President Biden refused to take questions from journalists, saying instead that he would host the questions “later.” But as Chad Gilmartin, communications director for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, revealed, never did.