Biden calls Trump’s handling of Covid ‘almost criminal’ after book revelations

Democrat said in CNN interview Trump ‘waved the white flag’ after highlights from Bob Woodward’s book Rage revealed

The Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, said on Thursday that Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was “almost criminal” as the fallout continued over book revelations that the president admitted in early February that the disease was “deadly stuff” but deliberately played it down.

As the death toll from Covid-19 nears 200,000 in the US, the world’s highest, Biden excoriated his opponent in November’s election, in an interview with CNN, over the way he did not address the dangers of the pandemic early and fully.

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