At a meeting with business leaders Tuesday to discuss his planned $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package, President Joe Biden said he would not be watching the Senate impeachment hearings for former President Trump because “I have a job.”
“I am not… look, I told you before, I have a job. My job is to keep people,” Biden said, apparently meaning that his job is to keep people from dying of coronavirus. “We have already lost over 450,000 people and we could lose a whole lot more if we don’t act and act decisively and quickly.”
During his campaign, Biden repeatedly blamed former President Trump for purportedly mishandling the coronavirus pandemic, but his current plan is literally no different from what the Trump administration was doing. And he has recently admitted that “there is nothing we can do to change the coronavirus trajectory.”
“I think we’re in a position to think big and move big and move in a direction that can not only get the economy on its feet, but we have to get people well before we get them on their feet,” he told reporters Tuesday before contradicting himself: “We have to deal at the same time with employment… business, growth, and the economy,” he said. “We can’t get everyone well and then move on the economy. We have to move quickly on both.”
Yes, Biden has a job. Whether he knows what that job is, or how to do it, is another matter.