Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden slammed President Trump for celebrating June jobs report, downplaying the positive news as “no victory to be celebrated” when the coronavirus pandemic is “getting worse, not better.”
In brief online remarks Thursday afternoon, Biden acknowledged the better-than-expected June employment numbers as “positive news,” but tried to deflate the news by criticizing the president for failing to mention the “one number” of new coronavirus cases.
“Today’s report is positive news, and I’m thankful for it,” Biden said during a virtual prepared remark from his basement makeshift studio. “But as happy as I was for millions of workers returning to their jobs — there is one number I was stunned that the president didn’t mention even once at his press conference. That number was 50,000. Yesterday, the number of new COVID-19 cases in America topped 50,000 in a single day. We’ve never hit that number before in the course of this virus.”