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Biden Says Trump Tapes on Virus Show He ‘Failed to Do His Job’

  • New audio shows Trump knew virus was deadly but downplayed it
  • Tapes are part of new book by Bob Woodward on Trump’s actions
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WATCH: Joe Biden says President Trump failed to adequately warn Americans about the danger of the coronavirus.Source: Bloomberg)
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said President Donald Trump is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans for failing to adequately warn about the dangers of the coronavirus after CNN aired recordings of the president saying he intentionally played down the threat.

“He knew how deadly it was. He knowingly and willingly lied about the threat it posed for months,” Biden said in Michigan before a speech on the economy. “He failed to do his job, on purpose!” he said, adding that the decision cost “tens of thousands of lives and millions more of American livelihoods.”