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Biden checkmates Trump on Covid

Biden checkmates Trump on Covid

 

A little more than an hour after President Trump, infected with the coronavirus, made a rash and reckless return to the White House, Democratic challenger Joe Biden made clear at a televised NBC town hall why he is leading Trump in every national poll and in most top battleground states as well.

 
The leading issue in the November 3 election is the federal response to Covid-19. Biden has checkmated Trump on the issue.
 
Even as the President's close allies and advisers turn up sick after ignoring social distancing and mask-wearing best practices -- including his campaign manager, press secretary and three Republican senators -- Trump has chosen to double down on a failed strategy of downplaying the importance of the pandemic, tweeting, "Don't be afraid of Covid. Don't let it dominate your life."
 
 
 
Americans have seen the effects of the pandemic, which has killed more than 210,000 people, shut down entire school systems, triggered a global food crisis and resulted in the highest unemployment rates since the Great Depression. And they have the good sense to be afraid.

 

Trump's wildly irresponsible advice -- "don't let it dominate your life" -- plays right into Biden's strategy of offering the nation a calm, sensible and presidential alternative by simply acknowledging reality. At a time when the nation's leader seems lost in a fog of claims that he might be immune to the virus and unfounded predictions that the pandemic would simply disappear, Biden gets a big head start by following basic public health precautions and urging voters to do the same.

 

Watch "checkmate" at Town Hall at:  Biden checkmates Trump on Covid 


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Trump stating that he conquered Covid-19 so Americans should  not let it rule their lives is being delivered with memories of a private helicopter idling on Trump's front lawn waiting to take him to a private suite with a team of specialists dedicated only to his treatment. 

 

If Trump thought the optics of his having peaceful protesters gassed and shot so he could walk to  a photo op backfired, watch this one. 

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Centrist, this was an easy one. 

 

For Joe Biden, the Covid-19 pandemic is a national health & safety crisis. Biden wants us to follow the lead of our best scientists.

 

For Donald Trump, the Covid-19 pandemic is a political issue where he completely ignored the SCIENCE.

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