Mr. President, I hope we can gather in Milwaukee, but that is going to depend on you stepping up and doing what needs to be done to handle this pandemic. I have laid out how you can do that: https://joebiden.com/covid19-leadership/. Happy to discuss anytime.
Folks, our second episode of Here’s the Deal is live! This week, @Governor Gretchen Whitmer joins me for a discussion on COVID-19, President Trump’s personal attacks, and the importance of bipartisanship to deliver results. Listen at https://JoeBiden.com/Heres-The-Deal or wherever you get your podcasts.
We are at war with this virus — and the health care workers on the front lines are our soldiers. It is unacceptable that they don’t have the lifesaving masks, gowns, and protective gear they need.
Jill and I had the pleasure of hosting a town hall with family vloggers ItsJudysLife, The Curly Coopers, and JHouse Vlogs where we answered their questions about the COVID-19 outbreak. Tune in to the premiere on Sunday at 7PM ET: http://JoeBiden.com/Live
We owe so much to those working around the clock to keep our country running during this crisis. The least we can do is provide the pay, benefits, and protections they need and deserve.
We need a Supply Commander to step up and take charge and get the doctors, nurses, health care workers, first responders, firefighters, and cops the equipment they need to protect themselves and save lives. https://joebiden.com/the-biden-plan-to-coordinate-critical-materials-for-all-50-states-and-u-s-terri...
In January, while Donald Trump was downplaying COVID-19, I wrote an op-ed calling for immediate action to combat the growing threat. In it, I also said Trump was the worst possible leader to deal with a public health crisis. I stand by that statement. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/27/coronavirus-donald-trump-made-us-less-prepared-joe...
Throughout the campaign, I’ve talked a lot about the soul of our nation — we’re seeing that soul on full display. There’s so much good happening — people reaching out to one another, neighbors helping neighbors, caring for those in need. It makes me so proud to be an American.
We’re shining a spotlight on some #TODAYHeroes this morning, including a Virginia school bus driver who is delivering meals.
My friend, @Gabrielle Giffords, knows what it takes to persevere in the face of uncertainty. Take a few minutes to read these powerful words from her on how we can get through this — together. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/03/gabrielle-giffords-how-cope-fear-coronavirus-pande...
This is a headline every American should see: “Trump administration ended pandemic early-warning program to detect coronaviruses” Donald Trump’s shortsighted actions left our nation ill-prepared to deal with this outbreak.
NEW: Two months before the novel coronavirus likely began spreading in Wuhan, the Trump administration ended a $200-million program aimed at detecting — well, novel coronaviruses. The staff had been working with the lab in — well, Wuhan. w/ @Jim Rainey https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-04-02/coronavirus-trump-pandemic-program-viruses-detection
Families across the country are impacted by COVID-19—and it can be especially difficult to explain to children. Jill and I spoke with ItsJudysLife, JHouseVlogs and The Curly Coopers to answer their questions about the crisis. Tune in on Sunday at 7PM ET: http://JoeBiden.com/Live
This is another clear warning sign that more needs to be done to keep as many people on payroll as possible. Fast, bold action to bolster American workers now will save more pain later. Congress must get to work immediately on the next package. We can't afford to waste time.
The monthly jobs report shows the US economy shed 701,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate rose to 4.4%. The report doesn't reflect the past two weeks of skyrocketing layoffs. https://cnn.it/39yEYjS
Wisconsin — you have until 5 PM CT tonight to request your mail-in absentee ballot ahead of next week’s primary. Head to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoteAbsentee to request yours today.