Is this even legal?
Joe Biden has announced that he will hold daily “shadow briefings” to attack President Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, we don’t know if it’s a Freudian slip or just a poor choice of words, but “shadow briefings” sounds like something Deep State would do…
Regardless, these shadow briefings will begin on Monday and will livestream from Biden’s home.
More details on these so-called “shadow briefings” below:
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping through the country, Americans have come together in ways like never before.
Far-left governers including New York Governor Cuomo and California Governor Newsom have offered rare words of praise for President Trump.
However, it appears that Biden is more interested in using this crisis to politically attack President Trump.
Politico has more on these shadow coronavirus briefings:
Joe Biden is planning a regular shadow briefing on coronavirus to start as early as Monday to show how he would handle the crisis and address what he calls the lies and failures of President Trump.
Biden gave a preview of what’s to come in a conference call with reporters Friday, where he listed a litany of false and misleading statements from Trump, who has been holding regular White House press conferences concerning coronavirus preparedness and response that have been broadcast live on all major networks.
“President Trump stop saying false things, will ya?” Biden said. “People are worried they are really frightened, when these things don't come through. He just exacerbates their concern. Stop saying false things you think make you sound like a hero and start putting the full weight of the federal government behind finding fast, safe and effective treatments.”
Biden made his comments from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, where he has been holed up for more than a week in adherence with Centers for Disease Control guidelines that urge people to practice social distancing.
Immediately after the initial onset of the crisis, Biden also held his fire against the president out of concern it would look too political — an accusation leveled at him anyway by Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, who said that “Biden will take attention from real updates Americans should know just to score political points.”
Ever since his commanding victories Tuesday against Bernie Sanders in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, Biden has made no public appearances or statements. Instead, he said, he has been spending time privately talking to health officials, businesses, governors and members of Congress.
Now, he said, his house is being outfitted with equipment that would enable him to livestream events, have interactive tele-press conferences and broadcast interviews with network television.
Biden has been surprisingly absent since the coronavirus pandemic has dominated news headlines.
There were early reports that his handlers were limiting him to speeches of 7 minutes or less to reduce the likelihood of any gaffes.
Now, it appears he will be coming out of hiding to attack the president during a time of national crisis.
Some have accused Biden's ploy of being dangerous and deceptive.
It's deceptive in that Biden has called for Trump to do things... that he has already done, then claimed the ideas as his own.
PJ Media has more on Biden's frequent attempts to take credit for Trump's strong COVID-19 response:
Joe Biden is planning to hold regular “shadow briefings” starting next week to “show how he would handle the coronavirus crisis," Politico reports.
Biden has already been weighing in on how he would handle the coronavirus, so these “shadow briefings” will likely play out the same way: Take things that Trump has already done, say he should these things, and then pretend he came up with the idea.
In a press conference last week, Joe Biden said Trump needed to get private labs and universities working to rapidly expand testing for coronavirus, which Trump had already done weeks prior. In the same press conference, Biden said small businesses needed relief from the economic impact of the coronavirus--which Trump had already called for the previous day. Biden also said insurance companies should waive copays for coronavirus testing, which Trump had already done. By the time Biden came up with the idea, Trump had already been getting commitments from providers to expand their coverage to include treatment for the coronavirus in their plans. Biden also said we needed to "accelerate" the development of a coronavirus vaccine. Trump had already fast-tracked the development of a vaccine back in January.
On Wednesday, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to help the private sector increase manufacturing and distribution of emergency medical supplies. Joe Biden must have thought it was a good idea, because right after Trump made the announcement, Biden blasted Trump’s “inaction” in response to the coronavirus, and implored him to invoke the Defense Production Act.
On Friday, Biden called on "every CEO in America to publicly commit now to not buying back their company's stock over the course of the next year." This came a day after Trump called for the exact same thing.
It will be interesting to see if Biden offers any new ideas, or if he will continue to claim the president's ideas as his own.
Many will also be tuning in to see if Biden will be able to handle himself during these shadow coronavirus briefings or if he will continue his tendency to be gaffe-prone.
We will find out next week!
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