Joe Biden : Pres. Trump 'called himself a wartime president… What happened?' 'Now, it's almost July, and it seems like our wartime president has surrendered, waved the white flag, and left the battlefield.'
In a speech on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden ramped up his attacks on President Trump over his handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
over what the presumptive Democratic nominee says is the president's"failure to protect the American people" from the COVID-19 pandemic.Biden described how he said the pandemic response should have been dealt with month-by-month compared to how Trump did so, arguing the president has retreated from his responsibility to manage the crisis, and is continuing to cost American lives and"wreck our economy."
“Donald Trump is in retreat. Remember back in March ... we talked about the need to act like we were at war with the virus. He called himself a wartime president ... What happened?” Biden asked rhetorically.“Now, it's almost July, and it seems like our wartime president has surrendered, waved ... the white flag and left the battlefield,” Biden said, speaking in a high school gymnasium in his Delaware hometown.
(MORE: 'He's like a child': Biden slams Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic amid 'heartless crusade' to end Obamacare)Along with his remarks, Biden also put out a new policy on the pandemic, building upon his initial plan released in mid-March. His updated plan includes a heavy focus on testing, more effectively distributing personal protective equipment (PPE), accelerating the development and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, a more comprehensive reopening plan that emphasizes worker safety, and a greater focus on protecting older Americans and other high-risk populations.
“It is a plan to save lives in the months ahead. Once again — I encourage him to adopt this plan in its entirety. This is too important for politics,” Biden said.The former vice president also spoke directly to his general election opponent in his remarks, claiming the president had failed to lead by example and to take concrete steps to contain the spread of the virus.
“Mr. President, the crisis is real. The crisis is real, and it's surging, Mr. President. Your promises and predictions and wishful thinking, pulled out of thin air, are not only doing the country no good, they’re making them lose even more faith in their government,” Biden said.
Biden said there needs to be much clearer messaging from the federal government on the issue of mask-wearing, which he asserted that Trump has unnecessarily politicized.“We absolutely need a clear message from the very top of our federal government that everyone needs to wear a mask in public. Period. Period. Wear a mask. It's not just about you. It's about your family,” Biden implored.
Asked by ABC News what he would do to get the nation on the same page in terms of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden said lowering the intensity of the rhetoric coming from the White House and appealing to Americans’ sense of moral responsibility could help unify the nation.
“I think we have to start appealing to the better side of human nature by pointing out that that mask is not so much to protect me, it’s if I have an undiagnosed, I have it, it’s to protect you against me. It’s to protect other people. And it's called patriotism. It’s called responsibility,” Biden said.
In the updated plan the Biden campaign also said that the former vice president would call Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who has been one of the nation’s leading experts on the COVID-19 response, and ask him to extend his service in a Biden administration.
“Minutes after he is declared the winner of the election, Biden will make one of his first calls to Dr. Tony Fauci and ask him to extend his unprecedented record of service to six Presidents by serving one more. Dr. Fauci will have full access to the Oval Office and an uncensored platform to speak directly to the American people — whether delivering good news or bad,” the updated plan released on Tuesday read.
“We don't need a cheerleader Mr. President, we need a president, Mr. President. A president who will level the American people. A president will tell us the unvarnished truth. A president who will take responsibility, instead of always blaming others. A president will listen to the experts, follow the science, allow them to speak,” Biden said during his remarks.
(MORE: Coronavirus updates: Fauci wouldn't be surprised if US sees 100K cases per day)The speech comes as several states have seen significant upticks in both the number of COVID-19 cases and rates of hospitalization due to the virus.On Sunday, Arizona saw a record 3,858 new daily COVID-19 cases, and a record 2,691 hospitalizations, and its Republican governor announced on Monday the re-closing of bars, indoor gyms, indoor movie theaters and water parks.
Florida and Texas, two of the nation’s largest states, saw increasing rates of infection and overall cases in recent days, and have slowed aspects of their respective reopening processes.President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.Alex Brandon/AP, FILEAs cases began to surge, Trump defended his administration's handling of the virus, repeating a strongly criticized statement that slowing down testing would lead to a lower number of cases reported.
"We have the greatest testing program. We've developed it over a period of time. And we're up to almost 30 million tests. That means we're gonna have more cases," Trump said during remarks in Wisconsin last week."If we didn't want to test, or if we didn't test, we wouldn't have cases. But we have cases because we test. Deaths are down. We have one of the lowest mortality rates. We've done an incredible, historic job."
(MORE: Biden campaign commits to 3 debates with Trump, claims president is shifting his stance on debate participation as 'distraction')Biden has been a strong critic of Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic since it took hold of the country in mid-March, when the former vice president laid out his own plan to deal with a crisis that has largely put the country -- and presidential campaign -- on pause.
Biden noted the similarities between that plan and the plan he released today in his remarks, saying the steps needing to be undertaken have not changed since the country overwhelmingly shut down more than three months ago.“Statewide lockdowns that so many Americans lived under for months were intended to buy us time to get our act together. Instead of using that time to prepare ourselves, Donald Trump squandered it. Now, here we are, more than three months later. We're hardly better prepared than we were in March,” Biden said.
“Infections are on the rise. The threat of massive spikes that overwhelm the capacity of our healthcare system is on the horizon,” he continued. Read more: ABC News »
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Abc Sure loves promoting this bumbling fool. This guys been hiding in his basement for months . GFY As if he could have done anything. Reject the political violence by the Biden campaign, democrats and their radical militia Antifa. Biden Go back to bed sleepy joe!! You and your Dems forecast 2million deaths. We are 1.9 million short...,.seems Trump is doing great! MAGA2020Landslide
Old demented Joe, you seem to be too senile to realize that America is on decline. The worst for America is that 2 political parties do nothing but cheap fighting.China is about taking over the US glamour fades. How much are they paying for this advertising? Please take care of yourself Joe, make sure everyone around you is tested weekly at least.
Surrendered, waved the confederate flag and left the field. This is sad to watch. This dude cannot put a sentence together and if he wins politics is actually going to be hilarious again Joe where the hell have you been for 48 years in Politics. You're a damn joke “Extorted the nation”, “Inedible”, “right flag” WHAT A QUACK
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You tell him you dirty old pervert! How can he live with himself after losing 120 Million to the Beer Bug! Biden2020 JoeBiden You are a Coward. Follow Doctors orders and not debate. Yet you expect the American worker to continue to show up everyday for this great Nation. You can hide, but we know why. You are not a leader of Men.
Would ABC be willing to hold a debate with four candidates. JoJorgensen2020 VoteGold LetHerSpeak Heck yeah, Biden! Tell him what’s up. Senile man this guy Biden Who is hiding in their basement? You are propagandists. Is Biden confused again? Bless his heart...cluelessBiden His bone spurs flared up again.
Everyone seems to keep insisting that Joe has Dementia, stop this stigmatization! Our Country needs thorough unification from a president who sees everyone as equal and all Americans, the hates, discrimination & despises must end, in Unity & Love, we grow economically rapidly! People are being killed in CHOP, why doesn't sleep creepy Joe use his mouth to fix it? Owners of the private property in CHOP have lost use if it because of violent takeover. How will Joe end it?
Democrats gave up there cities to the criminals, which caused death and destruction. Talk about that surrender. Urban dictionary: To be BIDENED To experience public fondling, caressing, hair sniffing, or molestation by a creepy pervert with enough political clout that no dares to defend you. 🤮 His bone spurs started acting up. Nothing like golfing in the mist of a Global pandemic. Lazy ppl that don’t follow through will do this. No shocker with the news more shocking ppl still asleep and accepting his bs lies
Full blown dementia. Not a clue. It is sad but he cannot hold any job. PRESIDENT. NOT EVEN FUNNY Cont 60000 dead CHRISTIANS MIDDLEAST AS CHURCHES HISTORICAL SITES DESTROYED! Sound familiar ? ITS HAPPENING HERE USA! LOSING MARBLES MR JOE! YOU HELPED OBAMA AIDD& ABBETT OUR ENEMIES LETTING 1 MILLION MUSSLIUMS INTO OUR COUNTRY GAVE 2 TERRORIST SUPPORTING COUNTRIES USA MONIES FACT SAW TERRORIST SUPPORTER MR MORSSI OF MUSSLIUM BROTHERHOOD IN WHITE HOUSE NOW EGYPTIAN PRISON! FACTS
JoeBiden 🤣 This war is not the Presidents war it’s the war of the people. We all have to be responsible wear mask 😷 that’s the only weapon we have. Even Joe will never win this battle he will just blame Trump. He said red flag. Who wave a red flag? Dingbat Biden! Joe Biden make a mistake. Trump never get into the battlefield.
He is still at war but with the people he serves I am so shocked that he could put more then one sentence together. 😂😂😂 JoeBiden we need to fast forward to November 3rd🆗 poor guy needs help Trump is following his GUT folks. Still.. Biden thinks the Vietnam war is still going on. Dementia Joe's handlers need to write better tweet. This one just does not resonate well with general public. For one thing, during O8, what did he actually achieved except got his son a lucrative job and a $1.5 billion loan from Bank of China.
Wth is he even talking about. This man has dementia and you people at ABC are ignoring it. This guy CAN'T be President. He couldn't even make it through the planned press conference with staged questions without getting lost. 😂 Word salad. realDonaldTrump never left his bunker. What's Trump supposed to do, nuke the infected?
Alzheimers patient Joe, You are a lying dog faced pony soldier!! I just can’t trust Biden enough to vote for him he’s blue trump. He’s done horrible things to the black community and is undeniable proof democrats and republicans are one in the same and the reason why I left the duopoly all together Dems can't wait to start another war and drone strike some more weddings
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Trump Campaign Cancels Alabama Rally Over COVID-19 ConcernsThe Trump campaign is ditching plans for a rally in Alabama amid coronavirus concerns. I thought the orange man wasn’t scared. So the virus isn’t fake news anymore? But he didn’t give two flying (you know what) when it came to Arizona.
Covid swamps Trump CountryHillary voters died, Trump voters doing fine FauxNews kept telling their sheeple that coronavirus was a lib disease and a hoax... AND THEY BELIEVED IT! COVIDIOTS Almost as if the use of micro-targeting and misinformation designed to erode trust in science and authority have wide ranging implications beyond elections and into society as a whole.
Trump Willing To Sacrifice ‘Greatest Generation’ To COVID-19 In GOP Group Ad'Band of Brothers' writer John Orloff channeled his anger with the Trump administration into The Lincoln Project's latest spot. Another idiot, great. Don’t pay attention to the burning cities and rampant murder, It’s Trump, the one trying to stop it, he’s the one. Pvt bone spurs is flying to Mt Rushmore on July 4 the be the pretend patriot after ignoring intel that Putin paid bounty for the killing of American soldiers. Sounds like Trump! you lost me at greatest generation
Trump Campaign Removed COVID-19 Social Distancing Stickers at Tulsa RallyAs arena employees in Tulsa worked to mitigate risk of spreading the coronavirus at President Trump&39;s June 20 rally, his reelection staff set about removing safety warnings to attendees. his career is over Taylor ended his fl0p arenas Let's hope he gets the virus omg
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