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‘The president is supposed to take care of things!’ Joe Biden pummels Trump for shrugging off pandemic responsibility

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President Donald Trump has infamously shrugged off taking any responsibility for people who die during the COVID-19 pandemic, and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden absolutely pummeled him for it on Thursday morning.

During an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the former vice president tore Trump to pieces for his almost total lack of empathy for Americans suffering under the twin crises of the pandemic itself and the crippling economic recession that has taken hold in its wake.

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“These are people who are frightened and they’re looking for leadership” Biden said. “What bothers me, what bothers me so much, is the president of the United States doesn’t take responsibility. The president of the United States acts like… nothing is his fault. Nothing is his responsibility. You know, Franklin Roosevelt made the case that, look, just tell the American people the truth… they can handle it. But you have to let them know what you are doing. You have to let them know you understand their pain.”

Biden then came back to throttle Trump again for refusing to take any responsibility for the pandemic that is costing the country tens of thousands of lives and millions of jobs.

“The president is supposed to take care of things!” Biden emphasized “He says, ‘I take no responsibility for that, it is not my fault, it is somebody else’s fault.” He is doing the exact — I know it sounds sort of strange — but he is doing the exact thing we teach our kids not to do, blame somebody else. Not me, the other guy.”

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Trump made an ‘implicit threat of violence’ when he refused to say he’d leave peacefully: CNN’s Berman

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CNN's John Berman on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of implicitly threatening the use of violence if he loses the 2020 presidential election.

While discussing Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the 2020 election, Berman said that this was the kind of thing he'd expect to hear from leaders in foreign countries without long traditions of upholding democracy.

"To be clear, the refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer in and of itself is an implicit threat of violence," he said.

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Here’s how Trump intends to create ‘chaos and deadlock’ to steal the election from voters

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The author of a new piece outlining how President Donald Trump could steal the election from voters explained just how that might happen.

The Atlantic's Barton Gellman revealed the Trump campaign is exploring a strategy to pressure Republican-led state legislatures to appoint electors, instead of letting voters choose, and he told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" how that would work in practice.

"The only other time in history we had a debacle like this with possibility of the multiple competing slates of electors where two groups of people said, 'I'm the state elector for the state of Pennsylvania,' for example, it's supposed to go to Congress," Gellman said. "Congress is supposed to decide who are the legitimate electors, if any, from the state, and the problem is the electorate count act is one of the most garbled statutes ever passed by Congress, which is saying a lot."

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Trump apologist thinks president made ‘huge mistake’ by admitting he won’t peacefully give up power

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A conservative who usually defends President Donald Trump admitted to CNN on Thursday that the president made a "huge mistake" when he refused to commit to having a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 election.

During a panel discussion on the president's latest controversial remarks about the upcoming election, liberal guest Bakari Sellers argued that Americans should be "very terrified" about Trump implicitly encouraging violence in the event that he loses.

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