‘I Absolutely Do’: Biden Blames Trump for COVID-19 Deaths

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is making it clear he holds President Donald Trump responsible for the fact that more than 195,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.

On Wednesday, excerpts of a new book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward showed that Trump knew by early February that the virus was “more deadly than even your strenuous flu,” yet tried to downplay the severity of it.

In light of Trump’s comments recorded in the book, Biden was asked if he holds the president responsible for the deaths caused by the coronavirus, he responded, “Yes, I do. I absolutely do.”

He went to reference a study by the Columbia Medical School that claimed that if mitigation efforts were implemented one week earlier, there could have been 37,000 fewer deaths from the virus.

Biden also slammed Trump for previously saying that intelligence officials only briefed him on the virus in late-January and that even then, they addressed it in a “very non-threatening, or matter of fact, manner.”

Woodward writes in his new book “Rage,” that National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told Trump on January, 28 that the virus would be the “biggest national security threat you face in your presidency.”

Biden said, “Remember when he said he wasn’t briefed by the intelligence community how bad it was? He didn’t read it. He just flat lied. That’s wrong. It’s totally irresponsible. Totally irresponsible.”

When asked what “consequence” Trump should face, Biden said, “Kick him out office this time.”

Watch Biden’s remarks below:

At a campaign event in Michigan on Wednesday, Biden also took aim at Trump for downplaying the threat of the virus, “He knew how deadly it was.”

He continued, “It was much more deadly than the flu. He knew and purposely played it down. Worse, he lied to the American people. He knowingly and willingly lied about the threat it posed to the country for months.”

“He had the information. He knew how dangerous it was, and while this deadly disease ripped through our nation, he failed to do his job on purpose. It was a life and death betrayal of the American people,” he added.

For his part, Trump argued that he was trying to avoid stirring up panic, “The fact is I’m a cheerleader for this country. I love our country, and I don’t want people to be frightened. I don’t want to create panic, as you say, and certainly, I’m not going to drive this country or the world into a frenzy.”

Biden’s comments come as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. passed 6.5 million, and the death toll has crossed 195,000. 

Responses

  1. Holy jeese! You actually managed to put together a small collection of sources and links? Congratulations, Lying Paul The Emeffer!

    We don’t know what Joke Biden would have done if he was president at that time, so speculation over it is a waste of time, energy and, for you, your brain cells. Most of us learned from our mistakes, took in better information, and moved on.

    What YOU never seem to acknowledge is that we ALL made mistakes early on. That includes politicians, scientists, advisors and those in this current administration. Why can’t YOU? What were some early Trump Virus mistakes that YOU made, Lying Paul The Emeffer? Make sure that you include taking advice from Dear Leader in your list.

  2. Termite Here’s the verified source from Twitter by the Sleeper

    Joe Biden
    @JoeBiden
    ·
    Mar 12
    A wall will not stop the coronavirus.

    Banning all travel from Europe — or any other part of the world — will not stop it.

    This disease could impact every nation and any person on the planet — and we need a plan to combat it.

  3. Here you go Termite

    breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/20/nolte-mere-8-days-ago-joe-biden-still-attacking-trumps-travel-bans/

    dailywire.com/news/biden-rips-trump-for-travel-ban-to-stop-coronavirus-dan-crenshaw-fires-back-and-destroys-bidens-argument

    Throw the Pig in the mix too

    townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/04/26/pelosi-you-know-trumps-travel-ban-didnt-go-far-enough-n2567639

  4. “Why did you complain when travel from China and Europe was halted then?” Lying Paul The Emeffer

    Did he? I want verified sources, Lying Paul The Emeffer.

  5. As of 9/9/20 :

    195,184 Americans are confirmed to have died from the trumphuhk denied Covid-19 virus.
    and
    6,548,340 Americans are confirmed to have been infected with the trumphuhk denied Covid-19 virus.

    The USA has 4.2 % of the world population and it has 21% of the world’s total deaths from and 25% of the world’s total infections with the trumphuhk assisted Covid-19 virus.

  6. Leadership makes a difference. In European countries, the leaders stood up and faced the problem. Life has largely returned to normal there. Trump tried to hide the problem and avoided grappling with it. So, we’ve 191,000 dead now. If we had a leader in January and February, and all the months going forward, half those victims could be alive today.

  7. Rage? Joe can’t come up with anything new, only tries to dress up the things Trump is doing and call them his

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