Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South CarolinaSanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary Sanders holds 13-point lead in Fox News pollMORE blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South CarolinaCongress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirusSanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE over the administration’s coronavirus response.
The New York Times reported Thursday that the administration is looking to tighten messaging over its coronavirus response by having government health officials and scientists coordinate statements and public appearances with Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard Pence Sanders blasts Trump for picking ‘completely unqualified’ Pence for coronavirus responsePence office to handle media on coronavirusThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Pence taps health official to aid coronavirus response MORE’s office.
Biden, in an interview with CNN, said the Trump administration should let the “experts speak.”
“No one takes the presidents word for these things. He at a minimum exaggerates everything, and the idea that hes going to stand there and say everythings fine dont worry? Whos going to believe that? Let the experts speak like we did in our administration.
Officials told the Times that the vice president is not seeking to control what health experts and officials say but to make sure that all of the administration’s efforts are coordinated and prevent confusing messaging.
When asked about the coronavirus outbreaks impact on the American economy, Biden said he is less concerned about the economic consequences and more concerned about whether or not we gain control of this, saying that the Trump administration has silenced experts.
Let the experts take this over. Everyone will have more confidence. I think one of the reasons its falling is not just because of the pandemic concern but the way in which the presidents handling this, Biden told CNN.
You need to let the experts speak, former VP @JoeBiden says about the Trump administrations response to coronavirus fears. …No one takes the President’s word for these things. At a minimum, he exaggerates everything. https://t.co/43RdvxhMVwpic.twitter.com/eh8HV74pHO
New Day (@NewDay) February 28, 2020
Stocks opened with another round of losses Friday morning. The Dow Jones Industrial average sank by more than 700 points at the start of Friday trading.