The following article, Biden Appears to Brag About Pressuring Emergency Room for Special Favor, was first published on Flag And Cross.
In the world of political optics, Joe Biden has a very glaring issue: He’s an insider. He’s a DC establishment staple. He oozes privilege. The nation sees him as an out-of-touch, well-connected suit, at times, and this has been something that Republican strategists have honed in on in recent months.
And so, one would think that the Biden team would be doing everything in their power to keep the President from looking like an elitist Delaware Democrat, but no. In fact, the entire Biden family has begun to take on an air of royalty, in essence.
Now, instead of trying to play up any sort of “down homeyness”, the Commander in Chief is bragging about using his clout to usurp the natural processes of an overburdened emergency room, as a favor to a family friend.
President Joe Biden said Thursday he personally reached out to a hospital the night before to ensure the wife of his “good friend” received immediate care because the “waiting room was so crowded.”
“Last night, I was on the telephone with a person at an emergency hospital ward in Pennsylvania because a good friend had called, and he had rushed his significant other to the emergency room because this woman was having trouble breathing, had a high fever, and could not catch her breath,” Biden said during a speech in Illinois promoting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for businesses. “They got her into the hospital. The waiting room was so crowded, things were so backed up they couldn’t even get her to be seen initially. So, because I knew this person, I called. I called the desk receiving nurse and asked what the situation was.”
And more oblivious still was the fact that Biden went on to lament the already dire situation in hospitals around the country, after he himself helped someone skip the line.
“To make long story short, it took a while because all of the – not all – the vast majority of the emergency rooms and docs were occupied taking care of COVID patients,” Biden added. “I bet every one of you can name somebody who got sent to the hospital with something other than COVID and couldn’t get it taken care of.”
Biden said that he “wasn’t complaining” when he made the phone call because doctors and nurses working in overcrowded hospitals are “getting the living hell kicked out of them, sometimes physically.”
If Joe Biden’s hope is to relate to the “everyman” of the American experience, this certainly is not the way to go about it.
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