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Biden news - live: Ex-VP says Americans freedoms ‘lost’ because Trump ‘didn’t act’ on pandemic

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, speaking on Thursday
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, speaking on Thursday (REUTERS)

Joe Biden lamented American’s “lost” freedoms on Thursday as he attacked the Trump’s administration coronavirus response, saying it was “thoroughly, totally, irresponsible” and “criminal”, as the nations death toll neared 200,000.

In a town hall appearance on CNN, the Democratic presidential nominee called on his election opponent to step-down, adding that “guys like Trump, who inherited everything" then "squandered what they inherited”.

That came as the US president attacked Mr Biden in a series of wild Twitter posts, as the pair head to the battleground state of Minnesota on Friday, with 47 days until the election. 

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Biden calls on Trump to step down over ‘criminal’ coronavirus response

Joe Biden lamented American’s “lost” freedoms on Thursday as he attacked the Trump’s administration coronavirus response, saying it was “thoroughly, totally, irresponsible” and “criminal”, as the nation’s death toll neared 200,000.

In a town hall appearance on CNN, the Democratic presidential nominee called on his election opponent to step down, adding that “guys like Trump, who inherited everything" then "squandered what they inherited”.

Here’s John T Bennett’s report.

Democrat describes his opponent as someone who ‘inherited everything – and squandered it’

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