CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I mean, look, you saw what Columbia Medical School pointed out in March. Had he [Donald Trump] acted one week earlier [on the coronavirus], there’d be over 31,000 more people alive, two weeks earlier, would have been 50,000-some still alive. This caused people to die. What did he do the whole time? He acknowledged that you breathe it, it’s in the air, and he won’t put on a mask. He’s talking about it’s ridiculous to put on a mask. What do you need social distancing for? Why have any of these rules?

It was all about making sure the stock market didn’t come down, that his wealthy friends didn’t lose any money, and that he could say that, in fact, anything that happened had nothing to do with him. He waved a white flag. He walked away. He didn’t do a damn thing. Think about it. Think about what he did not do. And it’s almost criminal.”

-Joe Biden, “CNN Tonight,” cnn.com, Sep. 9, 2020