PoliticsFriday 03.08.24

Biden says Trump failed in his presidential “duty to care” during the pandemic. GOP member of Congress shouts, “Lies!”

President Biden during his 2024 State of the Union address accused Donald Trump of failing in his presidential "duty to care" during the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking audible backlash from a Republican member of Congress.

"My predecessor failed the most basic presidential duty that he owes to American people: the duty to care," Biden said Thursday.

"Lies!" shouted Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-WI).

"I think that's unforgivable," Biden continued.

Biden also reflected on the approaching fourth anniversary of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the country was affected by the tragedy.

"Four years ago next week, before I came to office, the country was hit by the worst pandemic and the worst economic crisis in a century," Biden said. "Remember the fear? Record losses? Remember the spikes in crime, and the murder rate, raging virus that took more than one million American lives, of loved ones, millions left behind? A mental health crisis of isolation and loneliness."

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