The coronavirus has been devastating our country for over 6 months. And so much of the reason is because our leaders didn’t take action soon enough.
Donald Trump even said that one day, it would just disappear.
But here we are 6 months later. We’ve passed 190,000 deaths in the United States. And we’ve just learned from Washington Post columnist Bob Woodward that the President admitted -- on tape in February – that he knew that COVID-19 passes through the air. He knew how much more deadly it was than the flu. He knew, and he purposefully downplayed it.
Worse, he lied to the American people. He knowingly and willingly lied about the threat it posed to our country. For months.
And while a deadly disease ripped through our nation, he failed to do his job -- on purpose. It was a life and death betrayal of the American people.
His failure to act not only cost lives. It sent our economy into a tailspin that cost millions more Americans their livelihoods. This is a recession created by Donald Trump’s negligence and his unfitness for this job.
How many schools aren’t open right now?
How many kids are starting a new school year the same way they ended the last one -- at home?
How many parents feel abandoned and overwhelmed?
How many frontline workers are exhausted and pushed to their limits?
How many families are missing a loved one at their dinner table -- because of his failures?
It’s beyond despicable. It’s a dereliction and a disgrace.
So today, I want to ask a simple question: Can you continue to live life this way? How much longer can we live in a country with failed leadership?
It doesn’t need to be this bad. And I promise it can get better. I give you my word as a Biden.
Thank you all for your support over these months.