President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden unsurprisingly presented vastly different views of the status of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. during the first general election debate Tuesday night.
Trump attempted to blame China for the outbreak, saying that his administration has done a “great job” responding to the pandemic. He claimed that if Biden were in charge, millions instead of hundreds of thousands would have died across the nation.
“We’ve done a great job,” Trump said. “But I tell you, Joe, you could never have done the job we’ve done. You don’t have it in your blood.”
Biden, meanwhile, tried to paint Trump as an uncaring leader with no plan.
“Forty thousand people a day are contracting [COVID-19]. In addition to that, about between 750 and 1,000 people a day are dying,” Biden said. “When he was presented with that number he said, ‘it is what