Former President Donald Trump wowed and delighted conservatives once again during 2021’s CPAC event going on during the last few days of February.
While many great speakers took the stage, Trump was the one most highly anticipated, due to his lack of time in the spotlight since leaving office, as well as the droves of Americans that believe him to still be the head of the Republican party (nobody tell Mitch McConnell).
Not surprisingly is Trump’s decision to go after current President Joe Biden for not only his election tampering but the way he has chosen to make decisions since entering the Oval Office. Namely? Biden’s treatment of children nationwide.
“Their callous indifference to working families is equally clear when it comes to the critical matter of getting America’s children back to school,” Trump said to cheers and applause. “And they must get back and get back right now. Right now.”
The former president then went on to accuse the Biden administration of working to educate the unaccompanied children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally more succinctly than to facilitate the education of the American children whose schools remained closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Crazy. Terrible. Terrible. The Biden administration is actually bragging about the classroom education they are providing to migrant children on the border while at the same time millions of American children are having their futures destroyed by Joe Biden’s anti-science school closures,” Trump continued. “Think of it. We’re educating students on the border, but our own people, children, our citizens, citizens themselves, are not getting the education that they deserve.”
“There’s no reason whatsoever why the vast majority of young Americans should not be back in school immediately. The only reason that most parents do not have that choice is that Joe Biden sold out America’s children to the teachers’ unions,” Trump concluded as the crowd continued to applaud. “His position is morally inexcusable. You know that. Joe Biden has shamefully betrayed America’s youth, and he is cruelly keeping our children locked in their homes. No reason for it whatsoever.”
This isn’t the first time the Biden administration has been put on the spot about schools and early education during the ongoing coronavirus scare.
The Daily Caller reported that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that she wasn’t willing to speak for the teachers’ unions or what their priorities should be.
Psaki told CBS Radio’s Steven Portnoy that since she was not the spokesperson for the teacher’s unions she wasn’t willing to speak to whether they were first obligated to the teachers or to the students.
“What is this president’s view toward the loyalty the teacher’s unions should have towards students?” Portnoy asked, noting that President Joe Biden has always been a strong supporter of unions. “Is the teachers union’s obligation to the workers and their concerns about safety? Or is the teachers union obligation also to students?”
“I’m not a spokesperson for the teachers union,” Psaki replied, saying that she could not speak to the obligations of the teachers’ unions. “I’m a spokesperson for the President of the United States.”
Psaki did, however, make some obligatory statements about Biden’s commitment to students, teachers, and parents (so basically everybody, while the cameras are rolling, gets some of Biden’sconcern’).
“His commitment is to the students and to the teachers and to the parents who want to have their kids back in school and he wants to do that safely and that’s what his focus is,” Psaki said. “And that’s the role he can play from the federal government.”