Biden: The People 'Getting Hurt’ By Coronavirus ‘Are Democrats’
Biden puts Democrats in the same position as 'ordinary hardworking' Americans.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden said that the victims of the coronavirus pandemic were Democrats during an interview on Tuesday night.
“The people who are getting hurt are Democrats," Biden said.
The former vice president took on a tone of Bernie Sanders by saying that millionaires aren’t in trouble due to the pandemic.
He then attempted to place Democrats in the same posting as "ordinary hardworking" Americans.
“Look, the people who are getting hurt are Democrats,” Biden said.
“Hard-working people. The people who can’t afford to stay home," he added.
"The people who are getting clobbered. The people who are making an hourly wage," Biden said.
But Biden also seemed to forget that those 'hurt' Democrats like millionaire House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were only boasting about their elite lifestyles while under lockdown last month.
"The people who are out there saving our lives, caring the country on their back and losing lives in the process of doing it.”
“They’re the people who are in trouble, a lot of millionaires aren’t in trouble, people making tens of millions of dollars or hundreds of thousands of dollars, they’re not in trouble,” Biden continued.
“But the people who are trouble are the very people that are our constituency.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Did...did Joe Biden just suggest that Democrats are the only one suffering from the coronavirus?<br><br>BIDEN: "The people that are getting hurt are Democrats. Hard-working people." <a href="https://t.co/NnF31Ov71o">pic.twitter.com/NnF31Ov71o</a></p>— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewHClark/status/1260411320802979841?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 13, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Biden's comments come after Democratic state governors, like Gretchen Whitmer and Gavin Newsom, continue to enforce 'tyrannical' lockdowns, which is forcing small businesses into bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, Michigan residents have defied Whitmer's orders as many protest in favor of reopening the state.
But Whitmer saying the coronavirus lockdown is “not optional.”
When the Whitmer was asked about residents and business owners “doubting” her authority to enforce executive orders, she replied:
“I expect people to follow the law."
“These executive orders are not a suggestion," she declared.
Meanwhile, Newsom said last month that his state would pay $500 in cash to illegal immigrants in response to the coronavirus crisis.
The payments will be taken out of $75 million taxpayer-funded Disaster Relief Fund, which will then be paid via a community-based model of regional nonprofit organizations, The Hill reported.