Biden ripped for travel ban after calling Trump's 'racist'

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A Fox News host called President Joe Biden a 'fraud' over the new travel ban after the Democrat had called Donald Trump's similar COVID restrictions 'racist' - as others slammed Biden for waiting until Monday to halt flights from Omicron-hit southern African countries.

Fox News' Unfiltered host Dan Bongino was on a news segment for the network Saturday morning and when asked about the hypocrisy of Biden's 'African Ban' replied.

'Joe Biden's a fraud. Like okay great, we already knew that. That's not breaking news and I didn't get up on a Saturday morning to tell you Biden's a fraud because we already knew that,' Bongino said.

Earlier in the da,y the White House announced that the president had been fully briefed on he new super mutant variant Omicron as the president's top health expert said he 'wouldn't be surprised' if the strain was already in the US.

On Friday, after a 30-minute discussion with Dr Anthony Fauci, the president decided to ban travel from eight African countries - South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi - as of Monday.

However, US citizens and green card holders from other regions of Africa will still be allowed to travel to the US.

'Here's the deeper layer to this,' Bongino continued.

'The Democrat Party is the biggest grift in the history of humankind. There has never been a bigger donor scam, collectively, in the history of humanity than the Democrat Party.

'They believe absolutely nothing they say,' he added, recalling when Democrats 'and their media allies lost their collective minds when Trump at the early stages of this pandemic - when everybody thought zero Covid cases may be possible - instituted a travel ban'.

'Trump did a travel ban from some of these same countries in the region, right? When there was a lot of unknowns and they thought it could've worked.

'Now a year-and-a-half later we already know these travel bans do nothing. They've done nothing to stop the Delta, they've done nothing to stop any other variant out there... Joe Biden then does it anyway after calling Donald Trump's travel ban racist.'

Bongino was referring to the early months of 2020 when Trump restricted travel from seven countries, including China, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.

The Fox host then ripped Biden for 'replicating what he himself called a racist policy'.

Although he announced his own travel bans earlier this week, Biden tweeted a different tune when he was running for the Democratic nomination for president in February 2020.

He hammered Trump for travel bans for those coming from China and Europe when the virus first began to spread.

'We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus,' Biden tweeted. 'We need to lead the way with science - not Donald Trump's record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.'

A month later Biden insisted in another tweet: 'Banning all travel from Europe - or any other part of the world - will not stop it.'

Users on Twitter were quick to call out the president, too, citing 'hypocrisy' and calling him a racist.

One reply even suggested that Biden's 'African' ban was implemented to intentionally 'make it harder for black and brown people to immigrate to the United States'.

Another user said that Biden's decision to enact the travel ban on Monday instead of immediately 'will probably increase Omicron spread into the US as more people rush to fly back'.

Bongino went on to address Democrats and pleaded: 'Can everybody stop with the fear porn, please?'

He cited South African ministers, who claimed have said that Covid cases are 'very mild' and he suggested that 'science (and) reason' prove there's no need to panic.

'Can everybody calm the hell down please?' he repeated.

'They have us intentionally walking into our own ideological prisons believing that what's on the outside is so scary that the government's going to save us inside the prison,' Bongino added of the liberal presidential administration.

Meanwhile, the UK and Israel halted travel on Thursday and the EU followed suit.

In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has implemented new Covid restrictions in response to the 'monstrous' new Omicron variant after placing seven countries in southern Africa on a red list - from which all travelers must go into hotel quarantine.

All passengers arriving to the UK must take a PCR test on day two after landing and isolate at home until they get the result and all contacts of someone infected with Omicron variant must isolate for 10 days.

Flanked by Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance during a press conference on Saturday, the Prime Minister also announced that the rules on face masks in public spaces will be tightened.

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