The White House moved Friday to establish travel limitations on South Africa and seven different nations in the area, with some exemptions. The changes are supposed to start on Monday.
"There are so many layers to this. Here's the easy, kind of superficial one: Joe Biden's a fraud. Okay, great, we already knew that," Bongino began on "Fox & Friends" Saturday morning. "But here's the deeper layer to this: 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."
He continued that the party believes "absolutely nothing they say."
"Trump did a travel ban from some of these same countries because there [were] a lot of unknowns and they thought it could have worked. Now, a year and a half later, we already know these travel bans … have done nothing to stop the delta, they've done nothing to stop any other variant out there," he stated, continuing that Biden is "replicating what he himself called racist" by establishing his own travel limitations from certain nations.
At the beginning of 2020, when COVID-19 began spreading throughout the world, Trump limited travel from China and an additional six nations, including Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
Trump's initial travel limitations, issued in 2017, set new criteria for visa applicants and refugees from six predominantly Muslim nations over concerns that individuals coming from those nations could not be properly vetted.
"We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus," Biden tweeted as a presidential candidate last year the day after Trump established travel limitations from China into the United States. "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."
Biden furthermore referred to Trump's temporary immigration ban from certain African countries as a "disgrace."
Biden later tried to walk back the xenophobic remark and insisted throughout a debate that he was making a broad point about xenophobia and not directly referring to the travel ban.
"A wall will not stop the coronavirus," Biden tweeted in March of 2020. "Banning all travel from Europe — or any other part of the world — will not stop it. This disease could impact every nation and any person on the planet — and we need a plan to combat it."
In addition to the U.S., the European Union, United Kingdom and Israel have halted air travel to southern Africa in response to the new variant.