Joe Biden on Tuesday night, Sept. 29, criticized President Donald Trump for his response to the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic. President Trump fired back by questioning the Democratic presidential candidate’s intelligence.
During their first presidential debate, Biden blamed President Trump for the high death toll from the CCP Virus pandemic, arguing that the president has not taken the virus seriously, leading to more than 200,000 related deaths.
“It is what it is because you are who you are,” Biden said. “The president has no plan. He knew all the way back in February how serious this crisis was.”
“You should get out of your bunker and a sand trap and your golf course and go to the Oval Office and bring together the democracy into Republicans and fund what needs to be done now to save lives,” Biden told President Trump.
President Trump replied that the number of deaths would have been much higher if Biden were president because he would have left the United States “wide open.”
“If we would have listened to you, the country would have left open, millions would have died, not a 200,000, and one person is too much,” President Trump said.
“We’ve done a great job. The only thing I haven’t done a great job because of the fake news,” the president said. “They give you a good press and me bad press because that’s the way it is, unfortunately.”
“But I will tell you, you could never have done the job we’ve done,” President Trump told Biden.
When the two continued to exchange a tense debate on measures to contain the pandemic, Biden argued, “A lot of people died, and a lot more are going to unless he [Trump] gets smarter, quicker.”
The president hit back, “Did you use the word ‘smart?’ You said you went to Delaware State [College] but you forgot the name of your college. You graduated even the lowest or almost to the lowest in your class.”
“Don’t ever use the word ‘smart’ with me. There’s nothing smart about you, Joe,” President Trump continued.
“Forty-seven years, you haven’t done anything,” the incumbent president told his rival.