President Trump defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic during Tuesday night’s first presidential debate in Ohio — and slammed Joe Biden for how he handled the swine flu outbreak as Vice President in the Obama administration.
Trump ripped his Democrat opponent’s record after Biden claimed that “The president has no plan” when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 200,000 people in the US.
“You could have never done the job that we did… you don’t have it in your blood,” Trump said, setting off a volley between him and Biden.
The ex-veep responded that “I know how to do the job, I know how to get the job done.”
“Well you didn’t do very well on swine flu,” Trump shot back. “You were a disaster.”
Biden replied: “14,000 people died not 200,000 … There was no economic recession. We didn’t shut down the economy … this is his economy, he shut down.”
On the search for a coronavirus vaccine, Biden addressed viewers at home, looking directly at the camera and asserting: “I don’t trust him at all nor do you, I know you don’t. You trust scientists.”