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Biden Attacks Trump as Caring Only About Stock Market as US Economy Founders

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., July 9, 2020. WASHINGTON – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Thursday as caring only about the stock market as the world’s biggest economy founders in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden accused the U.S. leader, his Republican opponent in the November 3 national election, of being “focused solely” on how the stock market is faring, even as nearly 50 million workers have been laid off in the past four months. Trump frequently tweets favorable comments on days when the market has soared and says the country is headed to better economic times in the second half of 2020 and into 2021.

Biden told workers at a metal products factory in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, that Trump does not care about them, “not you, your families.” He said if he wins the election and assumes office next January, “I’ll be laser-focused on working families, not the wealthy investor class.”

He said Trump had made “big promises” to add manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and repair the country’s deteriorating infrastructure.

“What happened to all that?” Biden asked. With his supporters using social distancing, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden […]

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