"He failed to do his job on purpose," Biden said. "It was a life and death betrayal of the American people.
"We just learned from the Washington Post columnist Bob Woodward that the president of the United States has admitted on tape in February he knew about COVID-19 that had passed through the air," Biden told the crowd at a campaign rally in Michigan.
"He knew how deadly it was," Biden said. "It was much more deadly than the flu. He knew and purposely played it down. Worse, he lied to the American people."
"He knowingly and willingly lied about the threaded pose to the country for months," he said. "He had the information. He knew how dangerous it was. Now, while this deadly disease ripped through our nation."