Joe Biden Hits Donald Trump for ‘Shutting Down’ Country over Coronavirus

Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump on Saturday for shutting down the economy, a move he himself said he would make if “scientists” recommended it.

Speaking to a reporter in Erie, Pennsylvania, Biden was asked if he would support a “nation-wide shutdown,” and he replied, “No, look, he’s the guy that shut it down,” referring to Trump.

“Let’s get this straight, he shut it down,” Biden said with disdain.

That is a reversal from August, when Biden told ABC News he would shut down the economy.

World News Tonight anchor David Muir predicted coronavirus and the flu would “combine” in January.

“Would you be prepared to shut this country down again?” Muir asked.

Biden implied he would.

“So if the scientists say, ‘Shut it down’ ….” Muir continued.

“I would shut it down. I would listen to the scientists,” Biden said.

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