Former Vice President Joe Biden in an exclusive interview with MSNBC said he wish President Trump would “just be quiet” and let the health experts “speak” on “what we should be doing.”
“I wish he would just be quiet, I really mean it. That’s an awful thing to say about a president, but be quiet, just let the experts speak and acknowledge whatever they suggest to him is what we should be doing,” Biden said in an interview set to air Monday night on MSNBC’s ‘Last Word.’
In an exclusive interview with @Lawrence, former Vice President @JoeBiden reacts to Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and the market turmoil. Watch the full interview Monday at 10pm ET on @MSNBC. pic.twitter.com/IUOiUWPDKW— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) March 9, 2020
When asked by MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell if he thinks the market plummeting is based on President Trump not telling them or the country “the truth about this situation” in his public remarks.
“I believe that’s the case. Now, it doesn’t mean the market wouldn’t still go down, but it wouldn’t collapse, I don’t think. Now, who can say? But I think there’s no confidence in the president in anything he says or does,” Biden responded. “He turns everything into what he thinks is a political benefit for himself, and he’s actually imploding in the process. But there’s a lot of innocent bystanders being badly hurt.”
Democrats have targeted the president and his administration response to the Coronavirus, politicizing the issue in digital ad campaigning against Republicans in key House districts. 2020 hopefuls have slammed President Trump, saying they would handle it different if they were president.
“We knew that this was coming. Back as far as January. They didn’t even begin to prepare the testing kits,” Biden said last week in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on ‘State of the Union.’ “Look, I don’t want to talk down the possibility of us being able to do this well, but, you know, the idea that Donald Trump said just several days ago this was a Democratic hoax. What in God’s name is he talking about? Has he no shame?”
Trump accused the media and Democrats of trying “to inflame” the coronavirus outbreak as the virus spreads globally and across the U.S.
“The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant,” Trump tweeted.
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