- Biden has called Donald Trump a racist
- According to Biden, the US president is the first leader of the country who is a racist
- Trump and Biden will be contesting the November presidential election
President Donald Trump has been labelled as the first racist U.S. president.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden gave this tag to the American president on Wednesday, July 22, while answering questions at a Service Employees International Union roundtable, Reuters reports.
Biden was specifically asked to respond to Trump's calling of the coronavirus pandemic the “China virus.”
Biden said it was “absolutely sickening” how Trump “deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they’re from.”
“No sitting president’s ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president. We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed, and they’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that on Tuesday, July 21, Trump gave a very gloomy comment on the coronavirus pandemic as he warned Americans that the worst time is not here yet.
During his media address, the president who for a long time did not wear a facemask advised Americans to put one on as a measure to curb the spread of the virus, NBC News reports.
"America's youth will act responsibly, and we're asking everybody that when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask. Get a mask," he said.
The same media also gathers that though Trump painted a very realistic look of things concerning the virus in the US, he made some untrue statements about mortality rate among other things.
He said that fatalities nationwide have fallen by 75% since mid-April, adding that there is a huge supply to cater to the situation.
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That was in contradiction to a study by John Hopkins University that said the US mortality rate is one of the world’s highest.
The US president also said in response to press men’s questioning that "well, the virus will disappear. It will disappear."
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