Joe Biden: Donald Trump administration falling ‘far behind’ on Covid-19 vaccine distribution
Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning in swing states this week
WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said the Democratic presidential and vice presidential nominees Joe Biden and Kamala Harris “should immediately apologize for their reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric.”.
Biden said he would like to see the vaccine the very next day, even if it cost him the election.
However, even if a good vaccine does emerge, he said, “people will be reluctant to take it,” as the president’s constant misleading statements about the virus “undermine public confidence.”.
“He said so many things that are not true,” Biden said..
In an interview with reporters, Trump said that despite “political lies”, any vaccine approved by the federal government for mass use will be “very safe and very effective.”.
Republican and Democratic presidential candidates made these statements on Labor Day as the campaign reached its home stretch.
Biden traveled Monday to a key hesitant state, Pennsylvania, where he held a virtual public meeting with the president of the American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Unions, Richard Trumka..
Former Vice President Biden accused Trump of poor governance amid the coronavirus pandemic, leading to additional economic disruption and layoffs of millions of workers.
In turn, Trump praised his administration’s performance in the pandemic, predicting a fast, “super-V” recovery in the American economy and predicting that if Biden, whom he called a “stupid man” wins the election, “China will take over this country “.
“We are now completely energy independent,” Trump said. – Joe Biden and the radical socialist democrats will immediately bring down the economy “.
Trump presents himself as a politician opposing China on trade issues, and criticizing Beijing for allowing the spread of the coronavirus around the world, which derailed America’s economic recovery.
US unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent in August, but economic experts say it will take months before the economic recovery becomes more resilient..
About half of the 22 million jobs lost during the pandemic have already recovered, but many employers are downsizing despite restarting their businesses..
Biden secured the support of three union organizations: the International Union of North American Workers, the International Union of Elevator Manufacturers and the National Federation of Federal Employees.
In total, these three unions represent the interests of hundreds of thousands of workers across the country, on whose support Biden’s headquarters counts..
Trump indicated that he was backed by police unions, which underscores the need for “law and order” amid peaceful city demonstrations and violent protests in response to police killing blacks in many cities..