“He’s like a child who can’t believe this has happened to him. All his whining and self- pity. Well, this pandemic didn’t happen to him, it happened to all of us,” Biden said during a speech in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
He added, “And his job isn’t to whine about it. His job is to do something about it.”
Biden also criticized Trump’s efforts to focus on the economy rather than the pandemic.
Watch his comments below:
Biden on Trump: "He's like a child who can't believe this has happened to him. All his whining and self- pity. Well, this pandemic didn't happen to him, it happened to all of us. And his job isn't to whine about it. His job is to do something about it." https://t.co/Nj065CIsxp pic.twitter.com/wxZdNgPi9e— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 25, 2020
This is not the first time Biden has taken aim at Trump for his handling of the outbreak.
On June 17, Biden claimed Trump has “lost interest” in combating the coronavirus, as IJR previously reported. Citing the death toll and increase in coronavirus cases, Biden previously said the public health response to the crisis was “woefully lacking.”
According to the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, American approval of Trump’s response to the outbreak has dropped to the lowest level on record.
The poll shows 37% approve of Trump’s approach while 58% reported they disapprove.
Trump has taken steps to refute his critics’ claims.
His campaign is suing a Biden-aligned Super PAC over an advertisement slamming him for his coronavirus response, as IJR previously reported.
The campaign argued the ad contains “a false and defamatory statement about the Trump Campaign.”
Trump also doubled down on his claim he told officials to slow down testing for the coronavirus as he said it was not a joke, as IJR also reported.
Biden continues to gain momentum garnering endorsements and support in battleground states where he previously lagged, a poll by The New York Times/Siena College shows.
According to a statement released by his campaign manager, Biden will accept the Democratic party’s nomination in August.