Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden slammed President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and how he's responded to a reported Russia n effort to pay the Taliban to kill American troops
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized President Donald Trump's handling of a reported Russia n effort to pay the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan , saying his actions were a 'dereliction of duty.'
4 Min ReadWILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan, saying his actions were a “dereliction of duty.”
The White House has said Trump did not receive a personal briefing on intelligence about the alleged Russian program. But the administration has yet to squarely address whether Trump had received a written briefing, whether he had read it and why he had not responded more aggressively if he had.
Biden, responding to questions from reporters, said lawmakers from both parties should “demand the facts” about the claims. The former vice president added that he was considering asking for a classified intelligence briefing on the matter.“The idea that somehow he didn’t know or isn’t being briefed, it is a dereliction of duty if that is the case. ... If he was briefed and nothing was done about this, that’s a dereliction of duty,” said Biden, adding that the American public should “conclude that this man isn’t fit to be president United States of America.”
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the criticism.Biden spoke at a high school in Wilmington, Delaware, where he took questions from reporters for the first time in months after delivering a speech attacking Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“He doesn’t seem to be cognitively aware of what’s going on,” Biden said, throwing one of Trump’s criticisms of the Democrat back at him and previewing the sparring that could take place at their debates.Related CoverageBiden attacks Republicans for blocking law on foreign election interference
The Republican president trails Biden in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 3 election amid the pandemic’s health and economic crises, and nationwide protests against police brutality.Biden on Tuesday released an updated plan to tackle the pandemic, calling for more COVID-19 testing and hiring at least 100,000 contract tracers.
“The American people don’t make enormous sacrifices over the past four months so ... you can waste all their efforts they have undertaken with your midnight rantings and tweets,” Biden said of Trump.He predicted that the coronavirus outbreak would likely worsen with the onset of the flu season and said preparations should include more flu vaccines.
Biden said that, if elected, he would ask the federal government’s top disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, to serve another term.He also said he expected to announce his running mate in early August.Trump and his allies say the toll of the virus - which has killed more than 126,000 Americans, according to a Reuters tally - could have been larger without travel bans he put in place for visitors from China, and later from Europe.
Slideshow(3 Images)They have argued that the increasing number of confirmed cases in recent weeks is largely attributable to more testing, although the rate of positive tests has also been rising.Trump campaign spokeswoman Courtney Parella said Biden was “fearmongering and rooting against America’s success” while Trump led a public and private-sector mobilization that had slowed the spread of the virus.
Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt in Wilmington and Simon Lewis in Washington; editing by Colleen Jenkins and Jonathan Oatis Read more: Reuters Top News »
Did he read from a teleprompter? quidJoequo doesn't know. Between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, all blows are permitted before the Presidential election. so what's ur good way? The media and democrats are so easy to jump on any news of Trump that may be negative even without knowing the truth. So if it’s written by the MSM then it must be true. But if Biden were to do anything wrong they would make excuses and sweep it under the rug
Mighty Joe is right on. Trump’s risen to (and fell short of) his level of incompetence. It’s clear Trump’s ability to address crises isn’t up to what America needs. Trump always ends up being on the wrong side of the Angels cuz it’s always about him, not what’s good 4 America Slow walkin, slow talkin, slow joe.
If you're not asking questions about this, but making moronic comments instead, I suggest you go eat your potato and drink your vodka. Anyone believing this has a mental deficiency. 330 million Americans & this is who the DNC is counting on to defeat Trump?🤷🏾♀️ Yes, Trump says ridiculous shit at times and can be his own worst enemy, but there's no way in hell I'd vote for this career politician who has become a pandering liar. NeverBiden
Another left wing news broadcaster promoting democrat. Biden can’t remember what he had for breakfast- has Joe left the basement after 3 months😂 I’m trying to keep up. So Trump was a Russian asset, which turned out to be a Democrat hoax an attempted coup. Meddled in Ukraine, which uncovered Biden corruption, asked China for help w/ Election by adding tariffs is now a Russian Target, by the same paper w/ Russian Hoax?
Is Trump working with Russia and China to end the American Empire ? This can't be true, why own country like USA president will himself do this kind of heinous crime. I disagree on this point. realDonaldTrump will never ever do this. Joe Biden should visit Beijing when he served as vice president and explain to the public that Hunter Biden received a $2 billion guarantee from China Bank.
Where was Biden doing his interview just a stones throw from his bunker? Why was he not wearing his mask whilst doing his interview? How the fuck a candidate get to comments a top secret only to President. If agents handle sensitive information like this, why President should take them seriously? Trump wanted the status of calling himself a “wartime president” but doesn’t have the guts, strength, or stamina to actually BE a wartime president. He wants it handed to it, like everything else has been in his life. He wants to mail in some box tops to get a certificate.
The Taliban is trying to kill us regardless who is wanting to 'Pay them.' Biden is apart of that system that helped keep and give the Taliban Power. His administration made sure we fucking Bribed the Taliban on almost a daily basis so they didn't cause bad PR for their Admin. Farewell Donald... Slammed? Reuters needs an education, perhaps some adults in charge.
Do you see the teleprompter Biden read from with someone else's thoughts spelled out on it. Biden is conveying a message from one of his staff writers. Let Biden start talking off the cuff and we will see ToriRob11 Curious why media ask about Biden’s ability—-but rumps? Crickets for four years. Bull 💩
I think I found a pattern in your reporting... Sometimes you lean a little left. Dont asked him any questions that havnt beeb prearranged as he dosent have the answer to anything question that Biden hasn't got the answers writing in front of him. Joe Biden should go to Iran and see how his friends ayatollahs handling coronavirusThan he will be great full for all efforts from Trump and helth care personnel, talking is easy,Biden will talk like chicken all day and Trump working all day,that’s the difference between
More gibberish from SleepyJoe Extorted and right flag, oh dear. Joe Biden Alzheimer's has also forgotten the name of Barack Obama🤔 bidenscognitivedecline Trump : If I ever said something so mortifyingly stupid, the Fake News Media would come down on me with a vengeance. This is beyond a normal mistake. Why isn’t the media reporting it? 120 million killed🤔😉
Bejing Biden couldn't find the battlefield...Trump Landslide 2020 Except ol Joe doesn't know how anyone responded because Joe doesn't have a job. And Joe doesn't have access to the classified material (thank God) So Joe is just spouting more political bullshit. It's beginning to leave marks Joe. Wipe your mouth.
How is it we have to pick a side between either Trump or BLM? How in the hell did we arrive here as a Nation? Where is the party of common sense, intelligence, decency, law and order, and equal rights for all? Does this not exist in the world’s 1 superpower? Right! But he’s also responsible and need to take action! Since the reports of the killing of our troops America have crickets - why haven’t there been some type of communication from the president
'I've been tested and I'm constantly tested'. Does that mean there is concern about his cognitive abilities? Bahahaha. Okay RT.. act like you different i am sure Mr will tweet and say to Biden talk to the hand . Remember that time unclejoe had that huge national problem during the 2 two terms he was Vice President and had to quickly remedy the global issue affecting the USA? Ya, me either.
Vote for Joe Go Joe!🇺🇸 The Russian info was a no corroborated info put at there we all know by the Dems themselves Who's going to give me an honest answer to my question? Q: your real opinion on this spot, and should Reuters be thought of as a propaganda machine? Honest answer only please... No surprise. More Democrat created hoaxes are expected.
133k U. S. CITIZENS KILLED on U. S. SOIL! RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS & CLERGY Gassed for POLICTICAL GAIN! Mass SHOOTINGS, POLICE BRUTALITY, & HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS in the name of RACISM. ALL for POLICTICAL GAIN & RUSSIA is TEASON! 2 DEATH ROW! TRUMP MUST GO!
Biden slams Trump over handling of Russian bounty intelligenceDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized President Donald Trump&39;s handling of a reported Russia n effort to pay the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan , saying his actions were a "dereliction of duty." The White House has said Trump did not receive a Someone should remind him what COVID19 Is
Poll: Biden, Trump locked in dead heat in Ohio, where Trump won by 8 in 2016Trump&39;s job approval has remained about the same in Ohio for the past year, with 44% of those polled approving of the job he&39;s done. Whatever you say, Karen. Biden has full blown DEMENTIA. Don't waste your votes. He's being controlled by the fascist lintel libs. Biden has this Ohioans Vote
Biden slams Trump on coronavirus: 'Our wartime president has surrendered''What happened? Now it's almost July, and it seems like our wartime president has surrendered — waved the white flag and left the battlefield,' Joe Biden said about President Trump declaring himself a wartime president in March amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Biden is not mentally fit to be president. Joe you don’t even know what month we’re in 🤣🤣🤣🍿
Trump: US intel did not find Russian bounty report 'credible' - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web. That's not what US intelligence said. Hm. Trust people working for the country... or Trump, a pathological liar. Hmmmmmm... guys... this is a toughy. Really bored with Fake news from media.
Trump White House under growing pressure for intel, answers on reported Russian bounties in AfghanistanThe Trump administration resisted providing the wider briefings requested by Democratic congressional leaders, and neither Trump nor other White House officials were speaking or answering questions publicly on the matter Tuesday. NYT put this out so it's time for NYT to tell the American People who their anonymous source is. What do they want him to say? Who controls this virus? We are getting predictions from everybody. None have been correct. The Doctor's opinions change more than the flip-flopping Democrats and the FAKE NEWS MEDIA are no better. Communis bury the world to grave, Communist leads the world to grave, Communist is the grave for the world. Westerner can never know the plot for destroy the US by Unlimited War. To Destroy CCP is the only way.
Rep. Sherrill: Trump needs to ‘commit to getting to the bottom’ of Russian bounty intelRegarding US intel that Russia ns purportedly offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill Americans, Rep. Sherrill says Pres. Trump needs to 'commit to getting to the bottom of this and if this is credible, that there are repercussions for the Russia ns.' It's funny how Democrats all believed the dossier, yet it wasn't deemed credible enough to be used in January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment... Hitler realizing his regime is soon over,asked Nazis to sabotage Germany because in his narcissistic mind Germans were weak and didn’t deserve him. Expect these few months left of Trump’s presidency whether loses or drops out to be full of narcissistic rage,sabotage, and blaming. Americans are taught to fight for our RIGHTS. For 'liberty' for 'freedom' (from the government). What about civic DUTIES? Sacrificing for the good of others? No wonder we elected a buffoon. No wonder we're dying from ignorance. No wonder we're the laughingstock of the world.