Biden Says the Economy Will Be ‘at Risk’ Until ‘This President Faces What’s Going On’

The latest jobs report finds that the economy added almost five million jobs in June, as the economy continued to show signs of recovery.

But the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden says the economy will be “at risk” as long as the coronavirus is not contained. 

“Until this president faces what’s going on in this country, the economy will remain at risk,” Biden said during a live-stream from his home in Delaware. 

Biden continued to praise the new jobs report but blast President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, “Today’s report is positive news, and I’m thankful for it. But make no mistake: we’re still in a deep, deep job hole because Donald Trump has so badly bungled the response to the coronavirus.” 

Watch his comments below:

The latest jobs report found that unemployment dropped to 11.1% in June as the economy added 4.8 million jobs — exceeding an expected three million jobs. 

After the jobs report was released, Trump delivered remarks at the White House to tout the new numbers, “Today’s announcement proves that our economy is roaring back, it’s coming back extremely strong.”

But Biden said the unemployment rate may be misleading as the Labor Department tracked unemployment through June 12, before more than 20 states paused their reopening plans as coronavirus cases began to rise around the country. 

“In the days since, we’ve seen cases spiking. Some businesses have to close down again, some states reimposing restrictions,” Biden said. “And, in the last two weeks, we’ve seen almost 3 million new unemployment filings, and another 1.7 million people seek special pandemic unemployment insurance.”

“There’s no victory to be celebrated when we’re still down nearly 15 million jobs, and the pandemic is getting worse, not better,” he added.

Additionally, Biden continued to claim that Trump had “bungled” the coronavirus response and said Trump had “surrendered” to the outbreak.

“Donald Trump’s just given up. He’s not even trying to secure our public health anymore. He’d rather get back to his campaign rallies. He’s decided he has more to gain by dividing this country,” he said.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended the administration’s push for states to reopen, “There is a safe way to reopen the economy, and we’re going to do it carefully.”

When asked if the administration regretted the push now as cases are on the rise, Mnuchin said, “No, absolutely not. I think we’ve had a very careful plan working with the states — this is primarily the states’ responsibility — but working with the states.”

Finally, Biden said, “Quit hoping for the best, Mr. President. Quit claiming victory with nearly 15 million Americans still out of work because of the crisis. Quit ignoring the reality of this pandemic and the horrifying loss of American life.”

“Act. Lead. Lead, or get out of the way so others can, Mr. President,” he added.

In a separate campaign event earlier this week, Biden said, “It seems like our war-time president has surrendered, waved the white flag and left the battlefield.”

And he warned, “We can’t continue like this, half recovery and half getting worse. We can’t continue half wearing masks and half rejecting science.”

Responses

  1. Delbert do you watch real news ever? Who is disassembling the country not Trump but I’ll give you another guess?

  2. Delbert
    In your opinion. This country was doing quite well until Pelosi, Schumer et al push this virus scheme daily. Statistics are skewed to fit their agenda. The closer to November the higher they go. Even you can’t be that naive.

  3. Uncle Joe may be getting on in years, but he can still call ’em. This turkey Trump is disassembling the greatness of this country, piece by piece.

  4. Yep Bernadette, and he read it off a teleprompter as he needs one to speak in sensible sentences.

  5. As of 18:45 hrs EDT today 7/2/20 :

    131,407 Americans are confirmed to have died from the Covid-19 virus. Up 609 from 7/1
    and
    2,832,877 Americans are confirmed to have contracted the Covid-19 virus. Up 52,944 from 7/1
    and the largest one total to date.
    This represents 26.2 % of today’s total contractions of the virus worldwide.

    Only demented assholes and sick phuhks think

    Putin’s Pussy trumpuke is doing a great job at anything.

    He has taken abysmal performance to a level

    much lower than the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

  6. Chuck: Exactly!!! In my state our fun-Governor has closed bars down again. Yet the spike in Coronavirus cases occurred two weeks after the protests hit peak stupidity. Which is exactly the incubation period for COVID. And the younger age groups, as you cited, are the ones that have been affected!!!

  7. Biden said, “Quit hoping for the best, Mr. President. Quit claiming victory with nearly 15 million Americans still out of work because of the crisis.

    Biden is taking a new tact on his boss, Oblamer’s “strategy”, to lead from behind: Biden’s approach is to backseat drive from the basement

  8. “The latest jobs report finds that the economy added almost five million jobs in June, as the economy continued to show signs of recovery.” And then, Biden lies. If you want to stop the spread of the virus, stop the protests. That’s where the new virus cases are originating, that’s the age group of the cases and protesters.

  9. Financial strategists are saying the economy will tank if Biden gets in.

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