The Evening Standard

US Election 2020: Joe Biden: ‘White flag’ Donald Trump has left the battlefield

July 1, 2020

US Democrat Joe Biden has taken aggressive aim at Donald Trump's fitness for the Oval Office, suggesting he’d abdicated his duty to protect both US troops abroad and American citizens facing a pandemic and economic calamity. Mr Biden told reporters that the president had "a lot to answer for"concerning news reports he was advised as early as March last year of intelligence suggesting Russia was offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans. Mr Trump has insisted he was never briefed on such details because they weren't credible. Mr Biden has also accused his rival of "waving the white flag" as coronavirus cases surged nationwide and the number of people who’ve died with Covid-19 surpasses 127,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the virus.