Biden Takes ‘Veiled Shot At Trump’ By Blaming Lives Lost On COVID-19 On ‘Politics And Misinformation’
On Monday evening, President Joe Biden marked the milestone of 500,000 lives lost from the coronavirus by delivering in a speech in their honor.
In his speech, Biden said, “We must end the politics and misinformation…”
Vox journalist Aaron Rupar tweeted in response, “Biden took a veiled shot at Trump during his Covid speech by calling out ‘the politics of misinformation’ that has cost lives.”
Biden took a veiled shot at Trump during his Covid speech by calling out “the politics of misinformation” that has cost lives pic.twitter.com/NGq0vl0Kzz
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 23, 2021
Biden: ‘We Must End The Politics And Misinformation
“We must end the politics and misinformation that’s divided families, communities in the country, and it’s cost too many lives already,” Biden said.
The president tried to empathize with those who have lost loved ones to this sickness and used his own personal grief as an example.
“I promise you,” Biden said. “The day will come when the memory of the loved one you lost will bring a smile to your lips before a tear to your eye.”
Biden said the nation will be able to come together better through these massive losses.
“As we all remember, I also ask us to act, to remain vigilant, to stay socially distanced, to mask up, to get vaccinated when it’s your turn,” the president said.
President Biden pleads for an end to politics and misinformation surrounding COVID-19: "It's not Democrats and Republicans who are dying from the virus. It's our fellow Americans. It's our neighbors, our friends, our mothers, our fathers, our sons, our daughters, husbands, wives" pic.twitter.com/qZqcF6yPYZ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 22, 2021
President Biden Urges Optimism
Biden urged the country to remain optimistic.
“While we’ve been humbled, we’ve never given up, we are America, we can and will do this,” Biden said.
“This nation will smile again, this nation will know sunny days again, this nation will know joy again,” he added.
Biden's message to those who have lost loved ones from Covid: "I promise you the day will come when the memory of the loved one you lost will bring a smile to your lips before a tear to your eye." pic.twitter.com/wQ79K41Ueb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 22, 2021
Was Biden’s Seemingly Cheap Shot At Trump Necessary? That’s Not ‘Unity’
As Biden left the White House with First Lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, “Amazing Grace” was played by the military band.”
It was a fitting speech for the President of the United States in this unique moment in our history, but one could argue it was undermined by the seemingly cheap shots at the last president.