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Donald Trump’s flat, shaky, and falsehood-filled national address from the Oval Office displayed a frightening vacuum of national leadership — which his Democratic rival Joe Biden seized on Thursday afternoon. With his experience in handling earlier pandemics as vice president, Biden swiftly pulled together a real plan for addressing the medical, social, and economic effects of coronavirus as it spreads across the country and the world.

At this critical moment, Biden showed that he is what Trump is not: a plausible president for a nation that desperately needs one.

The White House

After days of White House attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Trump administration is now claiming it "values" the expertise of its medical advisers.

Peter Navarro, Donald Trump's top trade adviser, published a scathing opinion piece in USA Today on Tuesday attacking Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

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