As Hurricane Ian barreled down on Florida, President Biden seemed to think it was a good time to push the experimental COVID jabs, strangely calling them a “vital part” of hurricane prep.
“Let me be clear. If you’re in a state where hurricanes often strike like Florida or the Gulf Coast or into Texas, a vital part of preparing for hurricane season is to get vaccinated,” Biden stated ahead of Hurricane Ian’s landfall on the west coast of Florida.
“Now, everything is more complicated if you’re not vaccinated when a hurricane or natural disaster hits,” he continued, leaving people confused as to how he arrived at this bizarre conclusion.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ team called out President Biden’s strange claim on social media by reassuring all Floridians – regardless of vaccination status – that officials in the state are ready and willing to help.
“This is a strange and puzzling assertion from @POTUS. Governor DeSantis and Florida’s world class emergency management & first responders are ready to help all Floridians impacted by #HurricaneIan, regardless of vaccination status,” the DeSantis War Room said.
It’s unclear how exactly the president seems to think that taking the COVID jab has anything to do with preparing for a storm, but it seems Biden was simply looking to use the opportunity to further promote the deadly vaccines which people have stopped taking.
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Biden’s statement is also yet another clear attempt by the left to politicize a natural disaster, and it comes as the president has refused to speak directly with DeSantis, even though he spoke with Democrat mayors of Florida cities.
The president spoke with the mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater in preparation for the storm. “I told each one of them, whatever they need contact me directly,” he said at the White House.
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said that Biden ordered her to communicate with DeSantis rather than do so himself, “The president directed me to contact the governor early on,” she told reporters during the daily briefing.
“We have a strong team that’s in place supporting the governor right now working side by side with him and his staff,” she added.
The decision not to speak with DeSantis is obviously politically motivated, as Biden has in the past spoken with governors ahead of potentially dangerous hurricanes heading towards their states.
Biden, however, is likely trying to take advantage of the natural disaster to make DeSantis, a top presidential pick by many, look bad during a time of crisis.
Despite Biden’s childishness towards DeSantis, Criswell assured reporters that FEMA was working closely with the state of Florida to ensure its residents have access to much needed help.