Is a President really responsible for COVID deaths in the U.S.?

In the last half of 2020 it was impossible to get through a day without someone blaming President Trump for the deaths caused by COVID-19. Not China’s fault. Not local leaders faults. Not anyone’s fault, except Trump and Trump alone.

My question today is this: Is the President really responsible for COVID deaths in the United State4?

President Biden has been in office for 4 days now and I have yet to come across anything (TV, internet, etc) that blames him for the COVID deaths since noon on January 20th. According to this COVID tracker there have been 12,000+ deaths since Biden took the oath. Is he as responsible for those as Trump was for the deaths in 2020?

A friend of mine on Facebook said this…

One of the most disingenuous parts of this election was the dishonest shameless politicization of COVID. It was so disappointing to watch, I was sure nobody would exploit a pandemic. But I was wrong, so go politics I guess.

…and he’s right (thanks CF, for the comment!). It’s unfortunate the crisis became political and Donald Trump didn’t do much to keep that from happening. I’m not saying he’s to blame for all of it becoming political but there was definitely an opportunity for Americans to unite in a singular cause, and have that cause championed by the President. One thing he cannot be accused of: killing hundreds of thousands of people.

Contrary to what the big media tech companies are/were telling us, we don’t have to blame the President for something of which he’s not guilty. Joe Biden hasn’t killed 12,000 people. Donald Trump didn’t kill 396,000 people. But as biased as the mainstream media was in 2020, they seem to have doubled down in 2021, likening Joe Biden to a deity come to heal and save us. Just check out the montage below and you’ll soon realize how ludicrous things have become.

What are your thoughts on this? Is it fair for Trump to be accused of this during his presidency, but not Biden? Chime in below and let’s chat!

Thanks for stopping by…

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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