Biden’s campaign released a video on Tuesday showing the former vice president and Harris having a “socially distanced conversation,” where they tore into Trump over his management of the outbreak.
“You know, you think of all the people today who because of the negative way in which this president has walked away with dealing with the COVID crisis,” Biden said.
He added, “COVID, he didn’t cause, but my God, the way it’s been responded to.”
Biden argued Trump should be doing more to provide testing equipment and protective equipment to essential workers.
Watch their comments below:
“I just don’t get how there’s not this more significant understanding of the incredible pain that is occurring in America, and the economic chaos that’s caused from that,” Biden said.
Harris claimed the pandemic has “accelerated what was a problem before.”
She noted Americans who were doing “badly” before are worse off now and those who had a job are now standing in food lines for “hours.”
“When you have a president of the United States who is just dismissing it like it’s some, you know, thing he can just flick away or magically wave a wand, instead of stepping up to say, ‘My people are in crisis, and I need to step up to take care of them,'” Harris said.
She added, “He doesn’t have it in him.”
Biden and Trump have traded jabs over how the other has responded to the pandemic.
Trump slammed Biden for being willing to shut down the economy for a second time, as IJR previously reported.
He called Biden’s comments on the matter a “very dangerous statement.”
The number of coronavirus infections surpassed 6 million as of Tuesday afternoon while the death count has reached more than 184,000.