President Trump obliterated Joe Biden for saying he would impose lockdowns in response to the Chinese virus if elected president, saying, “You can’t close up our nation or you won’t have a nation.”
After recently having defeated the virus, the president insisted that forcing Americans into an economically disastrous lockdown is not the right path to take.
“We have to open our country. We’re not going to have a country,” adding that the United States is a “massive country” with rising rates of depression, suicide, drugs, alcohol, and tremendous drug abuse.
“The cure cannot be worse than the problem himself,” he said. “He’ll close down our country.” referring to Biden’s proposed response.
Joe Biden responded with a confused message which failed to have any real impact.
“People aren’t learning to live with it, they’re learning to die with it,” Biden said. “I don’t look at coronavirus in terms of red states and blue states. They’re all the United States,” he said, adding: “All the states where we are seeing spikes are red states.”
President Trump slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for staying noticeably absent from the campaign trail amid the pandemic—just weeks away from the election.
Biden said Trump downplayed the outbreak of the coronavirus and has stated that the pandemic will be “over soon.”
Trump went on to say Biden’s way of thinking about the pandemic is divorced from reality and that most people cannot afford to pause life until a vaccine is out.
“We have no choice. We can’t lock ourselves up in a basement like Joe does. He has the ability to lock himself up,” Trump said. “I don’t know, he’s obviously made a lot of money some place, but he has this thing about living in a basement. People can’t do that. By the way, I, as the president, couldn’t do that. I’d love to put myself in the basement or a beautiful room in the White House and go away for a year and a half until it disappears. I can’t do that.”
In his final words of the second and final presidential debate before Election Day, President Donald Trump said that success is ultimately what will unify the nation and that the country is on the road to success.
Debate moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News asked her final question of the night, “Imagine this is your inauguration day. What will you say in your address, to Americans who did not vote for you?”
President Trump, who was asked to respond first, launched into saying, “We have to make our country totally successful, as it was prior to the plague coming in from China. Now we’re rebuilding it and we’re doing record numbers, 11.4 million jobs in a short period of time, et cetera.”
“But, I will tell you, go back—before the plague came in, just before, I was getting calls from people that were not normally people that would call me,” the president continued. “They wanted to get together. We had the best black unemployment numbers in the history of our country—Hispanic, women, Asian, people with diplomas, with no diplomas, MIT graduates; number one in the class, everybody had the best numbers—and you know what? The other side wanted to get together. They wanted to unify.”
“Success is going to bring us together,” Trump said. “We are on the road to success.”