CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/SOCIAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “To slash Social Security in the midst of a deadly [coronavirus] pandemic — a crisis made exponentially worse by his own negligence — is an unconscionable betrayal of American seniors, who paid into the Social Security system throughout their lives expecting it would be there for them in their golden years. It isn’t a surprise that Donald Trump is promising to gut Social Security at a time when families need help the most — after all, he’s also in court right now trying to slash Medicare benefits for some of the most vulnerable Americans. The only surprise is how open and brazen he is about his intentions to destroy a cherished program that is ingrained in the moral bedrock of life in America.”

-Joe Biden, “My Statement on the 85th Anniversary of Social Security,” medium.com, Aug. 14, 2020