Biden says Trump has ‘dropped the ball’ on school reopenings

Former Vice President Joe Biden joined the American Federation of Teachers’ virtual convention on Thursday and addressed the ongoing debate over reopening schools and COVID-19 vaccine development.
3:08 | 07/30/20

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Transcript for Biden says Trump has ‘dropped the ball’ on school reopenings
This time with a pandemic struck told he's dropped the ball again. He didn't make you priority. And state local governments are facing a huge huge budget shortfalls. The street posts in the house did their job they passed the so called heroes act providing 950 billion dollars for state and local governments. But trump the senate Republicans refused to do your job. You know the proposal put forward but it's McConnell is completely out of touch. Sneaker support. Are offered for schools and local governments it isn't close to was needed. As being used as a kargil to force schools reopened when they may not ready real. No end and into unfunded educators. Now this isn't a game. We've lost more than 900000. Education jobs has to pandemic started June budget cuts. That's absolutely unacceptable. George cigar put out by road map for opening our schools. Another plan I hope to present when these lessons. It's supply driven by science but Donald Trump may contender. Continue to move in force educators and students back in the classroom without a plan to keep them safe. It's not about whether or not this butterfly where news and this is how about what we're not he cares about education is about he wants to make sure that the he looks better. Need to implement national test administration rules. William you get your purses to protecting geared indeed provide an adequate supply blasts every school on America. So there's no plan you I don't know what to skies don't. I'm can't talk to commit to three principles. Of integrity for them actually. And the in the development one. The same principle and he should follow and I'll follow spreads first independent scientists and public health experts alone. Must determined when the vaccine is safe in effect. Two. That means no height no political pressure. Second it has to be transparency. Clinical vaccine data must be made available to the public for independent expert review. Independents review. And third. Public report. From career FDA experts should submit written recommendations. And any vaccine for public view and speak freely on their findings to the public before the congress transparency. And you know we always have a problem affects these begin with there's a certain number of people say if I can take. Well what do you think people are gonna do with them if the president comes along and says we got a vaccine works. Rocket take it unless we have full transparency. Act but we need somebody right now. Putting together a proposed 250 billion dollar plan. To lay out exactly. How it will be distributed if and when it is made available guidelines. Really basic play any. PC planning and blocking tackling. We didn't have to get the mess we're in now.

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