During his conference call on the coronavirus on Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden told his listeners that President Trump was not being the leader that we need during this unpredictable outbreak.
Joe Biden tells reporters on a call Trump is “behind the curve” and is “promising results he has not delivered and announcing actions that he has not even ordered.”— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) March 20, 2020
“He’s all over the map. In a crisis we need leadership that’s straightforward, clear and reliable,” Biden says.
The Trump campaign was quick to respond and remind Biden about the Obama administration's lackluster leadership during the Swine flu outbreak.
“The only thing Joe Biden knows about handling a public health crisis is that the Obama White House had to apologize for his remarks that set off a panic during the swine flu outbreak in 2009," said Tim Murtaugh, Trump 2020 communications director. "And when President Trump took the critical step of restricting travel from China in response to the coronavirus, Biden called it ‘xenophobic.’ Most of what Biden says the government should do are things President Trump is already doing. The President is leading an unprecedented mobilization of America against the coronavirus and all Joe Biden can offer is ineffective partisan sniping from the sidelines.”
The RNC added:
This is the same Joe Biden who plagiarized @realDonaldTrump's coronavirus response plan and demanded President Trump invoke the Defense Production Act AFTER President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act...— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 20, 2020
Joe Biden is floundering. https://t.co/o4uItazFmT
Who, exactly, is behind the curve?
President Trump and his coronavirus task force updated the American people on Friday from the White House on their efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus.