In scathing remarks, Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered a forceful rebuke of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, charging that the president’s steps “haven’t gotten the job done” and claiming Trump had “surrendered” and “waved white flag” in the fight against the outbreak.
The speech by the former vice president at a high school in Wilmington, Del. just miles from his home came minutes after Trump’s reelection campaign – in a pre-buttal call – accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of “just making things up” in his repeated criticism of the president’s coronavirus record. And the campaign argued that “Biden has used all of his energy…as a political weapon in a cynical attempt to undermine confidence in the federal response.”
Biden’s stepped up attack on the president comes as the nation’s coronavirus death toll nears 125,000 – and as three dozen states have seen surges in reported cases the past month, forcing many of them to pause or reverse efforts to reopen an economy shut down by the outbreak.
And it came as Dr. Anthony Fauci – one of the nation’s most senior public health officials