As President Trump took to the airwaves on Wednesday night to address Americans regarding the global COVID-19 outbreak, there was a message of unity brewing. The fight ahead will be a long one, possibly stretching all the way into the summer months, and the Commander in Chief understood that we would need all hands on deck in order to successfully mitigate the risks that this virus poses to our great nation.
Not everyone was on board, of course, as Trump’s mere existence seems to enrage the “resistance”, no matter what.
One of those who failed to grasp the need for unity was 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, who lashed out in a partisan fashion on Thursday.
“The administration’s failure on testing is colossal. And it’s a failure of planning, leadership and execution,” Biden said at a press conference addressing the deadly outbreak. “By next week, the number of tests should be in the millions, not the thousands.”take our poll - story continues below
Biden said that the deadly illness revealed “severe shortcomings” of the Trump administration and accused the president of stoking fears nationwide. He also suggested that the president was racist in calling the illness a “foreign virus,” despite the fact that it originated from Wuhan, China.
“Neither should we panic or fallback on xenophobia,” he stated. “Labeling COVID-19 a ‘foreign virus’ does not displace accountability for the misjudgments that have been taken thus far by the Trump administration. Let me be crystal clear: the coronavirus does not have a political affiliation.”
The irony of lambasting the President’s calls for unity while speaking about “political affiliations” was seemingly lost on the septuagenarian frontrunner of the 2020 race.
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