Biden Claims Trump Is Responsible for Every Single US Death Due To COVID-19

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is pointing his finger at who he believes is responsible for the deaths caused in the U.S. due to COVID-19.

With over 197,000 deaths due to the virus, as of Friday morning, the former vice president placed blame on President Donald Trump during a CNN town hall on Thursday evening.

“If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive,” Biden said at the town hall in Pennsylvania.

He continued, “All the people. I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data.”

However, news outlets pushed back on Biden’s claim, including The Washington Post, who wrote, “Actually, Biden is making this up. There is no data to support this, even if the president had moved rapidly in January to deal with the coronavirus and been able to persuade the Chinese leadership to be more forthcoming about the situation.”

The Post also notes that even countries that have been praised for their coronavirus response have had deaths due to the virus.

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During the town hall, Biden also called on Trump to step down due to the president’s coronavirus response, as IJR reported.

After claiming that Trump’s response to the pandemic is “all about one thing, the stock market” as well as his reelection, Biden said, “There’s not been a time they’ve not been able to step up. The president should step down.”

Trump recently came under fire from Democratic leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), after the president blamed Democratic states for the coronavirus death toll.

After mentioning initial predictions for the coronavirus death toll in the U.S., Trump said at a news briefing Wednesday, “If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at. We’re really at a very low level. But some of the states, they were blue states and blue state-managed.”

Schumer called Trump’s remarks “so callous, so uninformed, so egomaniacal, so divisive” and said he felt “compelled to respond.”

“If you close your eyes and pretend that half the country doesn’t exist, maybe some might think you didn’t do such a spectacularly awful job,” the Democratic lawmaker said on the Senate floor Thursday.

He asked, “What kind of person looks at the number of dead citizens in the country he is supposed to lead, and in an attempt to glamorize himself dismisses every American who died in a state that didn’t support the president politically.”

Schumer added, “What a disgrace, it’s monstrous. What kind of demented person would say that those Americans live don’t count?”

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  1. Lying Paul The Emeffer: Republicans (when they actually existed) have been opposed to SS since the very beginning. A R backing manufacturing lobby said that it would adversely affect the economy because it would be a disincentive to spend money. Funny how conservatives are so consistently stupid and have no foresight, right? 2% of Democrats opposed to creating SS, but only because it didn’t go far enough. Do you remember how many Republicans opposed it? Clearly one third of them. Stupid people. It hasn’t gotten any better since, including recently with that idiot Paul Ryan and McConnell and the Liar-In-Chief.

    In the 1970s, the conservative Cato Institute made shrinking Social Security through privatization its primary objective and in 2005 George W. Bush tried to replace Social Security with private investment accounts. The Bush privatization plan failed. Though some Republicans supported it, no Democrat in Congress would agree and the balance was such the Republicans had to convince at least one Senator to switch sides.

    When Medicare was first being considered Senate Republican Robert Dole (then in the House) voted against it. Also in opposition to Medicare, in a famous 1964 speech, Ronald Reagan explained that his opposition to Social Security and Medicare is why he switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. He called Social Security “welfare” and said of the possible regret in not stopping the passage of Medicare: “One of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.”

    You obviously know our history so well and our presidents even better. On top of that, you are a fool. Also, read what I write more closely. It will help you look less foolish. NO Republican president has tried to repair the SS condition much.

  2. I think Biden is being ridiculous here. You can justly hang 130,000 deaths on Trump’s incompetence, maybe more, but all of them? Who fed him that line? Never mind. Biden’s been a gaffe machine for the last 40 years. Guess we’d better get used to it.

  3. “But then again, the average Biden voter isn’t a particularly deep thinker. To be a leftist you have to ignore facts and logic and live off of feelings and antidotes exclusively.” David

    That might have been a great line for a stand-up comic, but IRL, that is so sad. It shows just how disassociated your are from reality, David.

    Leftists don’t deny climate change and the facts about what we can do about it. Leftists don’t deny the rampant political and economic corruption throughout this country. Leftists don’t elect narcissistic wannabe fascistic dictators and back one-party rule in AMERICA. Leftists don’t lick the jackboots of a compulsive liar. Leftists don’t try to hurt millions of us by gutting our health care system. Leftists don’t give trillions in tax breaks and free money to the wealthiest of us and their huge corporations, which don’t need it, while ignoring to support the little people and businesses which DO need massive support.

    Come on, David, grow up. I personally doubt that you even know many Biden supporters or even a “leftist” or what a leftist is all about (aside from your thoughtless rhetoric). If you want to see shallow thinkers, look to Cult-45 first. You might want to focus more on helping some of them.

  4. ed, WHO is it that you suggest Joe to get his Covid-19 updates? Sean Hannity and Laura Inghram who possess ZERO medical or public health training? Dr Atlas, a radiologist?? Dr Stella Immanuel?

  5. David, I must question what country you reside. Trump was calling COVID-19 a “Democrat hoax” and a “media hoax.” Trump was praising China for their “control and transparency” in regard to COVID-19. Trump was claiming he and Pres. Xi had Covid “completely under control.” YOU must have observed your fellow Trump IJR posters mimicking Trump’s rhetoric. How did you miss Screw claiming COVID-19 is just like the seasonal flu. FOX News promoted going to FL for spring break, up to the moment Trump on March 13th when Trump finally declared a national emergency. If you perceive the China ban effective Feb 4th and the EU ban effective March 13th was effective, PLEASE explain how the virus entered the country.

  6. “Keep in mind the SS fund has been pilfered mainly by Dems” Lying Paul The Emeffer

    Sure, Lying Paul The Emeffer. As if Reagan if the Bushes did nothing to make it worse or better, for that matter.

    People have to vote now as if their future is at stake, because it is.

  7. David, can you tell me what the national strategy was for COVID-19?

    You can’t because there wasn’t one. Things shut down without any strategy on what metrics would be measured, thresholds for those metrics, how those metrics would be collected, etc… they shut down with no actual plan on how to open and its been almost a year and every state is still running around doing their own thing.

    Mask mandates and potenially lockdowns for targeted areas only at times of major outbreak that meet those thresholds on common metrics IS a logical strategy. And that is what Biden was saying should have been done.

    Arguing with the CDC on effectiveness of masks so you can force through a rushed vaccine that at best case will work 70% of the time for limited time period – but it will look good politically – is apparently the current strategy.

  8. Joe is getting his ‘facts’ from chief corona doctor and chief scientist Pelosi as well as President-in-waiting Harris. No wonder he does not make sense.

  9. Current standings of COVID-19 cases.
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    Rosebud, Mont. 538 6,020 146 1,634
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    Craig, Okla. 400 2,828 217 1,534
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    Emmons, N.D. 81 2,499 46 1,419
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    East Feliciana, La. 1,698 8,874 223 1,165
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    Southampton, Va. 525 2,978 132 749
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    Henry, Iowa 590 2,957 139 697
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    Hughes, S.D. 268 1,529 116 662
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    Winnebago, Iowa 252 2,434 64 618
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    Morton, N.D. 996 3,176 187 596
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    St. Francois, Mo. 1,847 2,748 393 585
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    Codington, S.D. 638 2,278 122 436
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    Crawford, Iowa 954 5,672 73 434
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    Chester, Tenn. 554 3,203 75 434
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    Wright, Mo. 197 1,077 79 432
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    Kewaunee, Wis. 322 1,576 87 426
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    Big Stone, Minn. 64 1,282 21 421
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    Grant, Kan. 215 3,007 30 420
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    Joplin, Mo. 1,243 2,441 213 418
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    Centre, Pa. 1,600 985 675 416
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    Cleveland, Ark. 178 2,237 33 415
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    Burleigh, N.D. 2,856 2,987 395 413
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    Radford, Va. 695 3,808 75 411
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    Putnam, Tenn. 2,925 3,645 329 410
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    Clinch, Ga. 349 5,273 27 408
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    Alachua, Fla. 6,994 2,600 1,096 407
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    Wayne, Ill. 230 1,418 66 407
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    Union, Ga. 641 2,615 99 404
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    Pittsburg, Okla. 849 1,945 174 399
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    Richland, S.C. 14,141 3,401 1,638 394
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    Plymouth, Iowa 984 3,908 99 393
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    Jenkins, Ga. 389 4,484 34 392
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    Caribou, Idaho 89 1,244 28 391
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    Lawrence, Ark. 340 2,072 64 390
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    Lyon, Iowa 224 1,906 45 383
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    Wayne, Mo. 157 1,220 49 381
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    Williams, N.D. 759 2,019 143 380
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    Decatur, Tenn. 427 3,661 44 377
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    Franklin City, Va. 380 4,770 30 377
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    Payne, Okla. 1,928 2,357 307 375
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    Logan, Colo. 813 3,628 84 375
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    Fentress, Tenn. 382 2,062 68 367
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    Johnson, Mo. 966 1,787 198 366
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    Bradford, Fla. 984 3,489 103 365
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    Even if Trump removes the Blue States from his response, FL and TX have over 700,000 COVID cases–that # is not just Blue State California. When history records the U.S. response to COVID, there will not be a separate response for Blue and Red States. EVEN IF, Trump considers himself president of ONLY Red States, history will not see it that way.

  10. Pinhead,
    “ If you need SS, then you need to vote against His Majesty.”

    Keep in mind the SS fund has been pilfered mainly by Dems since Johnson when he put the funds in the general fund and its been robbed from since.

  11. David all
    Biden talks about is Trump bad man. Don’t hold your breath getting any more than that out of Slow Sleepy Joe.

  12. I am curious what solution Mr. Biden would suggest to prevent any individual from dying from Covid-19 in the USA. Even retrospectively I can’t imagine what policy would achieve that goal? Total shelter at home ordinance for everyone starting in January and complete lockdown of people coming in or out of the country (including citizens currently abroad)? And the fact that he not only thinks these things were doable but perfectly reasonable is insane. But then again, the average Biden voter isn’t a particularly deep thinker. To be a leftist you have to ignore facts and logic and live off of feelings and antidotes exclusively.

  13. youtu.be/ph95SknNC6k

    About Joke Biden ad regarding King Donald The Loser trying to refund Social Security by 2023. If you need SS, then you need to vote against His Majesty.

  14. If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at. We’re really at a very low level. But some of the states, they were blue states and blue state-managed.” King Donald The Loser

    This is what you get when you elect a selfish, no holds barred, narcissistic president with no intention of representing the nation as a whole. He is in it for himself and himself only. He got away with it, until now, too.

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