Washington: US President Donald Trump Wednesday stated, “India is among the countries the who have not accurately disclose the number of deaths due to COVID-19.
During the first presidential debate with the Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, President Donald Trump spoke India, China and Russia “did not exactly give a straight count” on deaths due to the novel coronavirus.
“When you talk about numbers, you don’t know how many people died in China. You don’t know the deaths in Russia or in India… they don’t exactly give you a straight count, just so you understand,”added Trump. The argument was made after Biden highlighted the United States has more than seven million cases and over 200,000 death.
by closing the frontiers of the country early, we saved thousands of lives… If it was left to you, millions of people would have died. You could have never have done the job we did. You don’t have the blood to do the job,” Trump told Biden.
Biden had claimed Trump was a man without plan to combat the pandemic as he knew in February how serious this crisis was, but what did he do? I laid out in March what we should be doing, and did so again in July. We should we providing funds to people so they can get the help they need,” Biden said.
Trump and Biden were responding to moderator Chris Wallace’s question on why the American people should trust them more than their opponent to deal with the public health crisis caused by Covid-19.
US elections will be held on November 3 saw the two candidates spar on several topics, including the vacant Supreme Court seat, the ongoing protests against racial inequality, healthcare, climate change and mail-in ballots. While Biden was targeted for his son Hunter Biden’s alleged Ukraine links, Trump was questioned over a report that alleged he paid only $750 in taxes in the first two years of his presidency. Both party tried hard grill each other by debating on topics which were full of errors.
There are three scheduled debate ahead of the US polls, one happened o Wednesday. The next will take place on October 15, followed by the third on October 22. The Vice Presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris is slated for October 7.