‘He panicked’: Biden blames Trump for 200,000 US coronavirus deaths in explosive presidential debate

Griffin Connolly

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden blasted Donald Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying he “panicked” and has never provided a “plan” to help Americans emerge from the crisis.

Mr Biden hit Mr Trump for saying this summer “it is what it is” regarding the American death toll from Covid-19, which has surpassed 200,000 this month.

“It is what it is because you are who you are. That's why it is. The president has no plan,” Mr Biden said, pointing at his debate opponent.