Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has long accused the Trump administration of giving up on the coronavirus pandemic, but he is getting more aggressive, arguing that the president actively encouraged its spread.
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Announcing his plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic if he wins office, Biden promised that once a vaccine is available, it “must be free and freely available to everyone.”
He’s seeking to keep the focus of the presidential race on a health crisis that has killed more than 220,000 Americans.
With less than two weeks until the election, Trump portrayed himself as the same outsider he first pitched to voters four years ago, repeatedly saying he wasn’t a politician.
Biden, meanwhile, argued that Trump was an incompetent leader of a country facing multiple crises and tried to connect what he saw as the president’s failures to the everyday lives of Americans, especially when it comes to the pandemic that has killed more than 222,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.