Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sharply criticizes Donald Trump for how he has handled the coronavirus crisis.
According to Biden, Trump’s refusal to take decisive action should discard him from the presidency.
– The president’s first duty is to protect the American people and he will not do so. That is simply a reason for rejection, Biden roars.
Biden, who served as U.S. vice president from 2009 to 2017, says Trump should have set national guidelines for distance taking and testing, among other things.
At the same time, Biden vows that as president, he will make his decisions based on scientific evidence and listening to experts.
“Let me make this clear: I trust vaccines, I trust researchers, but I don’t trust Donald Trump,” he said.
Biden stresses that the vaccine should not be rushed, but that he will only support the vaccine once it has been found to be safe and effective.
Trump has promised the vaccine ahead of the November U.S. election. On Tuesday, he said the vaccine would be ready in 3-4 weeks.
However, the director of the U.S. Department of Health quenched Trump’s enthusiasm. According to Robert Redfield, head of the agency, the vaccine would not come into widespread public distribution later this year, even if it was completed before the election.