Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, like his presidency, was “unpredictable,” said Democratic challenger Joe Biden, describing the US president’s leadership as “chaotic and divisive,” which has cost Americans far too much.
The former vice president said Trump was playing with people’s lives and “the only senior Donald Trump seems to care” is himself.
“His handling of this pandemic has been unpredictable, as has his presidency. And it has kept senior citizens and people in Florida across the country from getting the relief they need,” said Joe Biden at a campaign rally in Florida Tuesday.
Florida is a battlefield state that Trump won in the 2016 election.
According to Real Clear Politics, which tracks major public opinion polls, Biden leads the state with 3.7 percentage points. However, despite the existing coronavirus social distancing measures, Trump has lured thousands of people to campaign in Florida.
Biden claimed Trump just wasn’t ready to do the job.
“I think it’s beyond that, I’m not sure if he cares about giving real help. I think it’s both. People say he’s not ready to do the job. Well, me think he doesn’t care much, “he said.
“While you’re wasting precious time with loved ones, he’s stuck in a sand trap on one of his golf courses. If he chooses to lift a finger, it won’t help you. It’s about proposing new tax cuts for billionaires. That’s no exaggeration. 100 richest billionaires in America are expected to receive another $ 30 billion tax cut he is proposing, “he said.
“We know what happened the last time a tax cut was passed when he took office. Pharmaceutical companies got billions of dollars in tax breaks. Then they turned around and raised the prices of drugs you rely on to get healthy stay. And they are. I’m still doing it during the pandemic. To be honest, it’s incomprehensible, “said Biden.
But cutting healthcare costs doesn’t really matter to Trump because he’s committed to health insurers and drug companies, he said.
“After all, as I speak, he’s pleading with the United States Supreme Court to put down the entire Affordable Care Act that would eliminate the skills of seniors – all of them – most of you are on Medicare – but it would be yours Eliminate skills – and we passed that act, “said Biden.
“I was able to help by providing preventive services and free annual checkups and mammograms under Medicare. When it gets down, it gets wiped out, too,” he said, adding that the rise in prescription drug prices has cost millions of dollars Seniors have put the Medicare trust funds at risk.
Biden accused Trump of wanting to cancel the social security funding tax.
All Trump knows to do is play with people’s lives, he said, adding that the president has turned his back on educators and school children and workers whose jobs have not returned.
“He thinks he’s still on his game show,” Biden said of Trump’s different positions on the next stimulus package, trying to give seniors a discount on prescription drugs before voting.
“Donald Trump’s chaotic and divisive leadership has cost us far too much,” he said.
Biden said he prayed for Trump’s recovery after the president received COVID-19, but Trump “doubled the misinformation”.
“He was talking about you. He was talking about your family,” Biden said of Trump’s comment that COVID “affects virtually no one.”
“You are expendable. You are practically nobody … That’s how he sees you,” he said.
Biden said the Trump campaign “intentionally lied” by running Anthony Fauci in an ad in a manner that implied Fauci praising Trump.
“How many empty chairs are there at the dining table tonight because of his negligence?” Biden said of Trump.
While the President is hosting super-spreader events at the White House, how many of you couldn’t see your grandchildren? he asked.
The only senior Trump cares about is Senior Donald Trump, he said.
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