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Biden speaks on COVID-19, Taiwan, re-election

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci, file

Biden speaks on COVID-19, Taiwan, re-election

President Joe Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic was over in an interview that aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday night. Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center reports that more than 2 million people have contracted the virus in the United States in the last 28 days and that more than 12,000 people have died from the virus during the same span. Biden also said in the interview that he hasn’t made a firm decision about whether he would run for re-election in 2024.

What did he say about Taiwan? He echoed previous statements he made, saying the United States would defend Taiwan if China invaded the island. U.S. policy has historically been to recognize Taiwan as a part of China. The Chinese government criticized Biden’s remarks as a violation of Washington’s promise not to support Taiwanese independence. The White House said after the interview that the “One China” policy has not changed.

Dig deeper: Read Erick Erickson’s column in WORLD Opinions about how Biden’s own party might not want him to run again.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


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