On Wednesday, in a speech on education, Joe Biden chastised Trump, telling him to ‘Get off Twitter and start talking to the congressional leaders in both parties. Invite them to the Oval Office,’ as he spoke about the ‘national emergency’ in schools.
‘You always talk about your ability to negotiate. Negotiate a deal,’ the Democratic presidential nominee challenged his Republican rival.
With his wife Jill, who is a teacher, they received a briefing on schools and how they are handling the pandemic.
‘If President Trump and his Administration had done their jobs America’s schools would be open,’ he said in his attack on the president’s handling of the crisis.
‘Instead, American families all across this country are paying a price for his failures.’
Calling the situation in the nation’s schools a ‘national emergency’ Biden called on Congress to pass emergency funding to help schools deal with the crisis.
‘Protecting our students, our educators, and our communities. Getting our schools open safely and effectively – this is a national emergency,’ he said.