A year ago to the day, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted about the United States’ lack of preparedness for a pandemic.
On this day last year, Biden retweeted a Washington Post article stating that 195 counties in the world, including the U.S., weren’t prepared to handle a pandemic.
“We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security,” Biden’s tweet reads. “We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores.”
Ronald Klain served as chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden. He highlighted Biden’s October 2019 tweet on Sunday morning.
A year ago today. Before COVID hit. Your choice, America: Someone who saw it coming vs. someone who still doesn’t see it.”
On the same day last year, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet of his own. The president’s tweet, however, wasn’t in regards to the pandemic. He complained to Apple’s Tim Cook about the functionality of his iPhone.
“To Tim: The button on the IPhone was FAR better than the Swipe!” the president said.
Joe Biden Staff Trolls Donald Trump With Fake COVID-19 Plan Website
Biden recently made fun of President Trump’s plan to manage the COVID-19 pandemic with the release of a new website.
Following the final presidential debate between the two on Thursday night in Nashville, Biden tweeted that they have “finally found” President Trump’s plan to beat COVID-19.
“After eight months of this pandemic, we finally found President Trump’s plan to beat COVID-19,” Biden tweeted on Friday.
However, the website in the post — www.TrumpCovidPlan.com — forwards users to what appears to be an error message.
“Not Found,” the landing page reads. “The Trump plan to defeat the Coronavirus and reopen safely does not exist.” It then prompts the user to “learn more.”
The “learn more” button takes users to a handful of damning quotes from Trump. He has often downplayed the seriousness of the virus, which has now killed more than 220,000 people nationwide. The button shows a timeline spanning from January to October with quotes and tweets from Trump. In them, he says that the pandemic is “totally under control,” “will disappear” and “will go away.”