After three days of Republican hypocrisy, lying, delusions, and retreats from reality, 2020 Democratic and Vice Presidential Nominees Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took to television today to remind the American People of the facts and set the record straight on COVID 19 and violence in the streets before the Liar in Chief gives his acceptance speech for the Republican Presidential Nomination this evening.
Joe Biden appeared on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show and told her:
- Despite Nancy Pelosi’s counsel, he will debate Donald Trump and fact check him in real-time.
- Trump “has a pathological tendency not to tell the truth.”
The former Vice President also forcefully responded to Trump and Pence’s assertion that the people would not be safe with him (Biden) as President by reminding the people that the scenes of violence in the street are “videos of Donald Trump’s America.”
Biden also strongly chastised the Trump team for wanting more violence because “they think it helps them politically.”
The Democratic Nominee further charged that “this is Donald Trumps America” and the President of Betrayal is:
- “rooting for more violence, not less.”
- “pouring gasoline on the fire.”
- “doing very little (in regards to COVID 19) saying he’s not prepared for it, he hasn’t responded to it, …and he does nothing to deal with it.”
Biden also condemned the Republicans for virtually not speaking about COVID 19 and what was going on in Wisconsin.
He also reminded the viewers that he “condemns violence in any form whether it’s looting or whatever it is…”
The former Vice President blasted the Trump team for not condemning the acts of Kyle Rittenhouse, the militiaman who killed two innocent protestors on Tuesday night.
Biden then went back to taking on the safety issues, blasting the Republican Administration for all the COVID 19 deaths that have occurred on their watch, saying “we’re worse off than any other country in the world right now.”
The 2020 Nominee concluded by reaffirming that Trump, since Charlottesville, is an encourager of chaos, division, and violence, and “this is his America now.”
Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris went on later and blasted the Trump and Pence reactions to COVID 19, the hurricanes hitting in the Southeast, the wildfires in California, and what is happening in Kenosha.
Pledging that Biden and she would be there to help people in need, Harris commented on the shooting of Jacob Blake, quoting Mr. Biden who said “the shots fired at Mr. Blake pierced the soul of our nation.”
Harris then spoke about her and the former Vice Presidents call with the Blake family and their call to end the violence “and heal our nation.”
Saying “we must always defend peaceful protests and peaceful protestors,” the California Senator continued and said, “we should not confuse them with those looting and committing acts of violence including the shooter who was arrested for murder.”
She continued, stating:
“We all grew up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. But now, we must give real meaning to its words: One nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”
Harris then shifted to talking about the COVID 19 pandemic “that has torn apart so many lives.”
After repeating the statistics of six million infected, 180,000 dead, and fifty million unemployment claims, she said: “We need to see and we need to hear what is happening in our country” with people (especially in minority communities) all over the country struggling to pay the bills, put food on the table, and witness the suffering.
Saying COVID 19:
“is the reality of America right now. A reality completely absent from this week’s Republican Convention. Because unlike the Democratic Convention, which was very clear-eyed about the challenges we are facing and how we will tackle them, the Republican convention is designed for one purpose, to soothe Donald Trump’s ego, to make him feel good. But here’s the thing, he’s the president of the United States and it’s not supposed to be about him. It’s supposed to be about the health, and the safety and the wellbeing of the American people. And on that measure, Donald Trump has failed. You see, at its most basic level, Donald Trump doesn’t understand the presidency. He thinks it’s all about him. Well, it’s not. It’s about you. It’s about all of us, the people.”
Harris continued her condemnation of the Trump/Pence Administration, asserting:
“Donald Trump has failed at the most basic and important job of a President of the United States. He failed to protect the American people. Plain and simple. Trump showed that we in the legal profession would call a reckless disregard for the wellbeing of the American people. A reckless disregard for the danger a pandemic would pose to American lives, for the devastation it would do to our economy. For the damage, it would do to communities of color who had been subjected to structural racism for generations, for the chaos that would upend our daily lives, make it impossible for many of our children to go to school, make it impossible to live normally.”
The Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee that while Donald Trump still does not have a plan to deal with the Coronavirus, Joe Biden does.
She further criticized Mr. Trump for:
- ignoring the warning signs of the coming health crisis and the preparation steps the last Administration had left for them.
- caring more about the Stock Market.
- being gullible towards China in the first weeks of the pandemic.
- obsessed with getting rid of Obamacare when people were losing their jobs and insurance.
- vindictive towards Governors who pointed out the flaws in what he was doing.
- threatening Social Security with his payroll tax cut schemes.
- making a new reality where many COVID 19 patients would have a new pre-existing condition.
Ms. Harris finished this portion of the address with:
“All we needed was a competent president. One who was willing to listen, willing to lead, take responsibility, have a plan, do their job. Well, Joe Biden will be that president. He’s got a national strategy. He’s more than ready to lead. Every month since March as this pandemic has unfolded, Joe Biden has updated the steps he would take to save American lives and he’s done it based on what every scientist, every expert, every economist said we should be doing.
She then concluded:
“Now, President Trump won’t tell you any of this at the Republican convention tonight. And we all know he’s not changing. The President he has been is the president he will be. But we have a chance to right these wrongs and put America on a better path forward. One where the leaders we elect listen to the experts and follow the best medical guidance to keep us and our families healthy and safe. One where we take meaningful action against systems and traditions of oppression. One where we stop fanning the flames of hate and division and treat one another with the respect and the dignity that each one of us deserves. As Joe Biden said in his acceptance speech, we have a choice between the light and the dark. I believe America we’ll choose the light. Thank you.”
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