Former Vice President Joe Biden held his first campaign event today in Darby, Pennsylvania, where he followed all pandemic safety guidelines and talked about reopening America in a way that is effective, safe, and gets America working.
Candidate Biden completely destroyed Trump during his speech in multiple ways and flatly told Trump, “Mr. President, wake up. Get to work.” Donald Trump also gave a speech today, where he lied and said he approved the Veteran’s Choice law, which was actually signed into law by former President Obama in 2014.
This lie is confirmed in the footage below of Trump’s speech, where he said “we” approved it and that it was a “big deal” because they had been trying to get it done for “decades,” but Trump got it “done.” Trump’s speech was so bad that even Fox News cut away from his speech in favor of Biden’s, also seen in one of the two clips below.
Fox News cut away from Trump’s speech and then broadcast Biden eviscerating his coronavirus response, which can’t make Trump happy pic.twitter.com/ex8LNdx5Ou
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 17, 2020
While Trump was lying and couldn’t even get Fox News to care about his speech, he was getting torched by Joe Biden. Biden rightly pointed out that Trump’s leadership on coronavirus has basically been a strategy of giving up and not even trying.
“Unlike any other wartime leader, he takes no responsibility, he exercises no leadership, now he’s just flat surrendering the fight. Instead of leading the charge to defeat the virus, he just basically waved a white flag,” Biden argued.
Biden says Trump has surrendered on the coronavirus and has retreated on the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/mWDsqWyBQQ
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 17, 2020
“Donald Trump’s failure to fight the coronavirus with the same energy and focuses that he uses to troll his enemies on twitter has cost us lives and is putting hope for an economic recovery at risk,” Biden added, making a great point, which is that we have someone in the oval Office who is more concerned with trolling online, rather than doing his job.
The difference between these two speeches was remarkable, to say the least. Seeing Biden speak like a President is comforting and the American people will see it the same way. It will be an easy choice to vote for Biden later this year to return our leadership to a sense of normalcy and to get the country back on track.