President Biden tested postive for COVID Thursday morning; the White House released the following statement:
This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms. He has begun taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time. He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence. (Click Here)
Prominent conservative voices reacted to the news on Twitter. And while many sent their best wishes, some couldn’t help but point out that Biden, who has received both vaccinations and two boosters, still got COVID.
“Double vaxxed, double boosted, and you can STILL get COVID! Red states already know this – mandates DON’T WORK! It’s time to lift the mandates EVERYWHERE, especially in our military. We CANNOT afford anymore of Fauci’s anti-science vaccine INSANITY!” Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson tweeted. (Click Here)
GOP starategist Greg Price brought Biden’s own words back to haunt him.
“It was one year ago today that Biden said this quote: ‘You’re not going to get covid if you have these vaccinations.’ Today, Biden tested positive for covid.” (Click Here)
The Daily Wire also did some digging through the archives.
“FLASHBACK: Joe Biden called out President Trump for being ‘reckless’ since testing positive for COVID-19, saying, ‘He didn’t take the necessary precautions to protect himself or others. And the longer Donald Trump is president, the more reckless he gets’” (Click Here)
Fox News Host Jimmy Failla poked fun at Biden’s struggling presidency.
“Sad to hear Joe Biden has covid. But on the plus side this is the first positive result of his Presidency.” (Click Here)
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) brought up the negative effects mandates have had on the military.
“One year ago, Joe Biden said: ‘You’re not going to get Covid if you have these vaccinations.’ Today he should end his destructive vaccine mandate on our military. It has already destroyed the careers of thousands of our soldiers.” (Click Here)
And some just wanted to wish Joe a speedy recovery. (Click Here)