Huge US labour union endorses Biden over Trump

Cheryl Sanders
May 28, 2020

"For all of you who are hurting so badly, I'm so sorry for your loss", the former vice president said Wednesday evening soon after the nation's death toll from the coronavirus topped 100,000. "Every leading doctor in the world is saying you should wear a mask when you're in a crowd".

The US President has made repeated statements in the past, blaming China for the pandemic andurging the Chinese government to pay for the damages caused by the virus.

Biden made an appearance at a Memorial Day event on Monday wearing black face mask, while Trump has refused to wear a mask in several public events during the coronavirus pandemic.

The stand-off played out as the United States surpassed a jarring milestone yesterday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump mocked a White House correspondent for wearing a mask to a press briefing.

Asked what wearing a mask projected, Biden responded: 'Leadership.

Last night, Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, who are both special advisers to the president, appeared at Cape Canaveral in Florida wearing masks. "They're inside, they don't wear masks, so I thought it was very unusual that he had one on".

The hardest-hit region of the U.S. is the New York City metropolitan area.

Mr Biden said he did not want to engage in name-calling with a president who is all-too-willing to do so, but he did not hesitate to point out Mr Trump's apparent anxiety over slippage in the polls.

Instead, he unleashed a barrage of Twitter posts on everything from surveillance legislation to the 2001 death of a former congressional staff member for Joe Scarborough, now a cable television host critical of Trump.

Mr Trump responded: "Joe Biden can wear a mask, but he was standing outside with his wife, ideal conditions, flawless weather". Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots "fraudulent" and predicted that "mail boxes will be robbed", among other things.

"It's stoking deaths; that's not going to increase the likelihood of people being better off", Biden told CNN's Dana Bash during his first in-person interview since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

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