President-elect Joe Biden had nothing but blood, toil, tears and sweat to offer on the coronavirus Tuesday.
According to the Washington Examiner:
President-elect Joe Biden painted a grim picture of the coronavirus pandemic, saying the worst was yet to come.
Biden also chided his predecessor for the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, setting up what figures to be months if not years of haggling over who will deserve the credit once the inoculations begin to deliver some sense of normalcy to the public.
“We need to be honest,” Biden said in remarks delivered from Wilmington, Delaware. “The next few weeks and months are going to be very tough, a very tough period for our nation, maybe the toughest during this entire pandemic. I know it’s hard to hear, but it’s the truth.”
“So, we need to steel our spines for what’s ahead,” Biden added. “We need to follow even more closely the recommendations to slow the spread of the virus.”
The tone was a sharp contrast with President Trump, who was frequently criticized for offering happy talk about the pandemic. Trump regularly predicted that there was “light at the end of the tunnel,” that the country had put out the worst raging fires and need only contend with smoldering “embers.”