With Election Day just three weeks away, Democratic challenger Joe Biden courted Florida seniors, betting they've become disenchanted with President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. (Oct. 13)
JOE BIDEN: Folks, Donald Trump's chaotic and divisive leadership has cost us far too much. 215,000 dead from COVID-19 and rising. Experts say we'll lose nearly another 200,000 lives in the next few months unless he fundamentally changed course. You know, I wished, I prayed for his recovery when he got COVID. And I'd hoped at least he'd come out of it somewhat chastened.
But what has he done? He's just doubled down on the misinformation he did before and making it worse. So many lives have been lost unnecessary because this president cares more about the stock market than he does about, you know, well-being of seniors.
One day before we crossed the threshold of 200,000 deaths-- you may recall this-- the president was at a campaign rally. And he insisted that the virus was, and I quote, "affects virtually nobody," quote, "just elderly people with heart and other problems." Nobody-- think about that.
Because Donald Trump, it's simple, not a joke-- you're expendable. You're forgettable. You're virtually nobody. That's how he sees the seniors. That's how he sees you.
His handling of this pandemic has been erratic just like his presidency has been. And it has prevented Florida's seniors and people all across the country from getting the relief that they need. Donald Trump hasn't just been willing to not do the work. I think it's that, beyond that, I'm not sure he cares about delivering any real help.