Former Vice President and likely Democrat nominee for president Joe Biden criticized President Trump over his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday, Biden said the virus is not the president’s fault but he blames President Trump for failing to prepare the country for it.
Here is Biden’s tweet on Saturday.
Donald Trump is not responsible for the coronavirus, but he is responsible for failing to prepare our nation to respond to it.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 4, 2020
President Trump responded to Biden’s comment during the White House press briefing.
The president accused Biden of not writing the Tweet or watching the briefing, saying, “He doesn’t write. He’s probably not even watching right now.”
Biden continued his criticism of President Trump on ABC News’ “This Week.”
On “This Week,” Biden said President Trump moved too slow and he lacked a sense of urgency.
Biden mislead the nation when he claimed President Trump cut the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Joe Biden AGAIN falsely claims President Trump cut the CDC's budget.
An AP Fact Check said that's "wrong." In fact, the CDC’s "financing has increased" under Trump.
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) April 5, 2020
Biden also mislead viewers by not admitting the Obama administration failed to build up the supply of masks.
“We did a lot to prepare,” Biden tells @gstephanopoulos when pressed on whether the Obama admin should have “done more to prepare” for a potential pandemic.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 5, 2020
Team Trump did the fact check on Biden.
You and Obama depleted America's stockpile of N95 masks after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic.
You were advised to replenish the national stockpile but FAILED.
STOP LYING AND EXPLAIN!https://t.co/TleYoqffI8
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) April 4, 2020
Biden, like many Democrats, is trying to exploit the coronavirus pandemic for political gain.
Unfortunately, “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos did not challenge Biden on his inaccurate and misleading statement.
And speaking of the media, CNN’s Jake Tapper used his show to criticize President Trump.
.@jaketapper directly addresses Pres. Trump: “The American people … need someone to explain what is going to be done to get us out of this. It’s a moment that requires leadership. It requires honest information. It requires empathy and it requires a plan. Do you have one?” pic.twitter.com/9tmWWjE3FH
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 5, 2020