There were only a few dozen attendees at Joe Biden‘s socially-distanced stop in South Florida Tuesday as he spoke about seniors’ issues in Pembroke Pines.
That attendance will surely be used as a talking point by his rival’s campaign. But just one day after Donald Trump flouted public health guidelines to hold a rally in Sanford less than two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, Biden argued Trump’s handling of the outbreak shows his lack of care for Americans’ health — and that of seniors especially.
“You’re expendable. You’re forgettable. You’re virtually nobody. That’s how he sees seniors,” Biden argued of Trump’s COVID-19 response. “That’s how he sees you.”
On that Sanford rally, Biden got personal, referencing his reaction following the President’s recent COVID-19 diagnosis.
“You know, I prayed for his recovery when he got COVID. I had hoped at least he’d come out of it somewhat chastened,” Biden said.
“But what has he done? He’s just doubled down on the misinformation he did before, and [is] making it worse. So many lives have been lost unnecessarily because this President cares more about the stock market than he does about the well-being of seniors.”