As our country combat coronavirus, countless Americans and their jobs are getting caught in the crossfires.
Although COVID-19 itself put some people out of work, shelter-in-place orders, stay-at-home mandates, and other versions of lockdowns contribute to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs. In essence, the government is using coronavirus as a means to deem certain bill-paying jobs as “non-essential,” hence dooming countless individuals to financial disaster, if not utter ruin.
As coronavirus wreaks havoc, the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns are also duking it out amongst themselves. The Biden campaign is going after the president for the latest surges in unemployment files; meanwhile, President Trump’s re-election campaign has duly noted that Biden lacks the ability to handle a crisis of this magnitude, reports Fox News.
Unemployment Surges and Trump vs. Biden
According to the Labor Department, more than 6.6 million Americans have filed for unemployment since COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns. Furthermore, over ten million people in this country are out of jobs as the government mandates them to stay home and not work.
Biden, who has toyed with the notion of calling the White House to discuss coronavirus, continues taking aim at Trump. The former vice president’s latest bogus assertion claims that Trump did not “prepare our nation” for COVID-19. Of course, this is simply not true; leading doctors themselves have praised the president’s work against coronavirus since our nation’s encounter with it.
4 million N95 respirators, 1.8 million surgical masks, 460,000 face shields, 1.4 million gloves, and 4,400 ventilators have been sent to New York. pic.twitter.com/LdNcIJytOJ
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 2, 2020
However, when the Trump campaign pushed back against Biden, they did offer some true and accurate censure. The re-election team noted that the former vice president lacks what it takes to handle a matter such as coronavirus.
The Problem with Biden’s Claims
The assessment of Biden’s inability to handle coronavirus is correct and sensible; the Democrat frontrunner can barely get through a few sentences without forgetting what he’s talking about in the middle of talking. Therefore, he’s in no position to be giving lectures to anyone on how to govern.
“Joe Biden” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore
As COVID-19 remains a problem in the United States, Americans should keep an eye on updates from Trump, the coronavirus task force, and the CDC.
What do you think about the points made by Trump and Biden’s campaigns? Which person do you view as most qualified to handle a situation like coronavirus? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!