BIDEN MAKES 1ST PUBLIC APPEARANCE BY LAYING WREATH ON MEMORIAL DAY
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday, May 25, 2020, as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans’ park near his Delaware home, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Since abruptly canceling a March 10 rally in Cleveland at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden has waged much of his campaign from his home in Wilmington.
When Biden emerged on Monday, he wore a face mask, in contrast to President Donald Trump, who has refused to cover his face in public as health officials suggest. Biden and his wife, Jill, laid a wreath of white flowers tied with a white bow, and bowed their heads in silence at the park. He saluted. “Never forget the sacrifices that these men and women made,” he said after. “Never, ever, forget.”
The coronavirus has upended virtually all aspects of American life and changed the terms of the election. Trump’s argument that he deserves another term in office because of the strong economy has evaporated as unemployment rises to levels not seen since the Great Depression.
As a longtime senator and former vice president, Biden is trying to position himself as someone with the experience and empathy to lead the country out of a crisis. Trump counters that he is the leader who can preside over an economic rebound later this year or in 2021 but grim economic statistics won’t be out until after millions of Americans have voted on November 6. 2020. #COVID19