Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned President Donald Trump’s response to the corona virus and tore the tone of the President’s daily briefings when he re-entered the pandemic debate with a video statement from his home.
“Trump keeps saying he’s a wartime president. “Well, start acting like that,” Biden pleaded, speaking in front of a bookshelf from his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
“We need to get moving – get moving today what we should have started weeks ago,” said Biden.
Donald Trump is not responsible for the corona virus. But he does take responsibility for our response, ”said Biden, speaking directly from the camera and clearly reading from a teleprompter.
Biden also criticized the tenor of Trump’s now televised briefings from the White House, after attacking an NBC correspondent last week asking if Americans should fear the virus.
These briefings are an important opportunity to inform and reassure the general public. They are not the place for political attacks or to get out to the press, ‘said Biden in his livestream, with buttons for viewers to contribute to his campaign.
Vice President Joe Biden says Donald Trump should start acting like a wartime president, a phrase Trump has applied to himself
As with previous online events, Biden had SNAFUs. He stopped his comments at an important time after accusing the government of not acting fast enough to get the military to build temporary hospitals.
He was seen reaching out to the side of his stage for what may have been an instruction for the teleprompter operator or the person who manipulated the text of his speech.
‘In addition to that. In addition, we need to make sure that we are in a position that … We are, “Biden said, hanging on for a while. “Well, let me go to the second. I’ve talked enough about that, ”he continued. “The President should use the Defense Production Act …” he continued, moving on to his next point to get the supplies he needed.
Biden ripped Trump for his daily briefing on the White House virus. “They are no place for political attacks or for getting to the press,” said Biden
Biden spoke as the US coronavirus case skyrocketed
Biden revealed in an interview on Sunday evening that he had made updates to his home as he wanted to assert himself in the national debate again.
“They’ve put a new high-speed line in my house, they’ve actually turned a recreation room into a television studio. So tomorrow, I think tomorrow, I’ll make the first presentation, ”he said.
He held an event at a hotel in his hometown of Wilmington earlier this month, but that event, before the government made strict recommendations on social distance, required journalists and staff to travel.
Biden, who considers himself a retail politician, was robbed of a crowd or audience who could feed his comments. He tripped sometimes, even at the beginning of his live stream.
“We have to do what we did in the 40s and 20s – the 2020s. And we can do that. We need to build a medical arsenal here, ”he said at one point.
Earlier, Biden demanded that the federal government halt efforts to have Obamacare declared unconstitutional by referring to the effects of the corona virus.
Biden issued a letter to Trump and the state’s attorneys general who overturned the ongoing lawsuit after dramatically reducing his own public appearances during the outbreak.
In a time of national distress, which exposes existing vulnerabilities in our public health infrastructure, it is unscrupulous that you continue to pursue a lawsuit designed to protect millions of Americans from their health insurance and protection under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the ban on insurers that refuse coverage or increase premiums because of pre-existing conditions, ‘wrote Biden.
“No American now has to worry about trying to take their health care in court. You allow partisan resentment and politics to threaten the lives of your constituents, and that is a breach of your sworn duty. I therefore call on each of you to end your support for disputes to withdraw the ACA, ”he wrote.
“The process you support – Texas v. The United States – Endangers all that protection and threatens peace of mind and access to care for hundreds of millions of Americans.
Monday is 10 years ago that the Affordable Care Act was signed
He said the outbreak would have been worse without the law. “The purpose of your suit is to destroy the ACA. Make no mistake: if the ACA did not exist at this time, tens of millions of people would not have health insurance in this public health crisis. 100 million would have no protection for the type of underlying conditions making them even more vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. ‘
Biden canceled public events during the outbreak, even though he scored potentially decisive blows against Senator Bernie Sanders in his attempt to win the Democratic nomination.
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He spoke to the media earlier this month and called for the military to be used to build emergency hospitals, but his visibility has declined dramatically during the expanding crisis. On Sunday he released a web video He contrasted his answer to a question with Trump’s when asked how he would respond to people ‘scared’ by the outbreak.
Biden e plans to speak from his home state of Delaware on Monday.
Monday was the day former President Barack Obama would speak on the act’s birthday at an event with house speaker Nancy Pelosi. But American University canceled it during the outbreak.
Amid an impending burden on the national health care system, the administration plans to open the registration period for Obamacare, Politically reported.