As the death toll in the United States nears 200,000 , Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden says the president "panicked, the virus was too big for him." (Sept. 21)
JOE BIDEN: Today, unfortunately, America is going to have to speak to this quickly. Going to reach a tragic milestone. 200,000 deaths recorded as of today because of the coronavirus. Due to Donald Trump's lies and incompetence in the past six months, have seen one of the gravest losses of American life in history. In history.
But sadly, it's not over. As awful as the past 180 days have been, the next 90 days could be twice as bad. We're being told that we can save lives. This time as many, as I said, 110,000 lives if we just take simple steps. Chief among them wearing masks, and still the president refuses. In fact, we just watched him hold an indoor rally with thousands of people, many of whom weren't wearing masks despite the clear evidence that we're putting every one of those people's lives at risk.
Trump panicked. The virus was too big for him. All his life, Donald Trump has been bailed out of any problem he faced. With this crisis, a real crisis, the crisis that required serious presidential leadership, he just wasn't up to it. He froze. He failed to act. He panicked. And America's paid the worst price of any nation in the world.