(Tea Party 247) – Oh, Joe.
The confused, corrupt, and creepy former Vice President Joe Biden has no idea what to do with himself now that he’s being kept inside as the elderly person that he is, forced to campaign from awkward live streams during which he appears to still believe he’s addressing a live crowd.
Now, he’s decided he’s going to do his own daily press briefings to rival President Donald Trump’s. Even though he’s not, you know, the president or anything.
On Friday, Biden criticized Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, telling him to “stop swerving between overpromising, buck-passing, and start delivering protection to our people.”
In a conference call with political reporters, Biden went on to announce his own plans to pretend he’s actually running the country (while the rest of us breathe collective sighs of releif that he’s not).
“I want to be in daily or least in significant contact with the American people and communicate what I would be doing, what I think we should be doing, and how we should be doing it,” Biden declared.
“Hopefully by Monday we’re going to be in a very different place in terms of the ability to be in communications with all of you,” he continued.
In response to Biden’s little plan, the president’s reelection team shot back, with campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh saying that Trump “is leading an unprecedented mobilization of America against the coronavirus and all Joe Biden can offer is ineffective partisan sniping from the sidelines.”
Biden also told reporters that he and his team have “been coordinating with House and Senate leadership in the Democratic Party. We’ve been in contact with the governors.” And he praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — whose state has been hit hard by the pandemic – for “doing one hell of a job.”
He also bragged to have been on the phone with officials and aides “probably an average of seven hours a day” and that “my whole focus is basically been how we deal with this crisis and quite frankly thus far it’s been less about how we campaign or make stark differences between the president and I.”
He’s taking up the time of officials during this crisis so he can campaign on this? Are you kidding?
Fox News has more from the press conference:
Biden then argued that the president “switched to falsely telling us that he’s taking action he has not taken, promising results he’s not delivered and announcing actions that he not even ordered. And people are scared. They’re worried. They don’t know quite what to do. The president has been behind the curves throughout this whole response.”
Speaking directly to Trump, Biden said: “President Trump, stop saying false things, will you? People are worried. They are really frightened. And when these things don’t come true, you just exacerbate their concern. Stop saying false things [you] think make you sound like a hero.”
Biden specifically criticized the president on numerous fronts including not immediately implementing and using the Defense Production Act – which mobilizes private industry to produce and distribute the necessary medical supplies to fight the crisis – including ventilator and personal protective equipment for medical personnel. The president signed the act on Wednesday but said a day later he hadn’t invoked it yet. On Friday Trump said the act had kicked into “high gear.”
Biden charged that Trump “was all over the map.”
And the former vice president stressed that “perhaps nothing is more outrageous than the Trump administration’s abject failure on testing — its refusal to accept responsibility.”
“President Trump just claimed this month anybody who wants a test can get it. Let me repeat that. On March 6 he said that anybody who wants a test can get it. I’m sorry to say that was simply a lie and it’s still not true today. The United States has been far behind the rest of the advanced world when it comes to testing,” he added.