Psaki ducks question on Biden claim Trump responsible for 'many' COVID-19 deaths as toll keeps mounting

During a campaign debate last fall, Biden took a jab at then-President Trump for the 220,000 COVID-19 deaths in America, claiming that “anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President of the United States of America.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Jen Psaki at the daily press briefing at the White House on December 01, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Jen Psaki at the daily press briefing at the White House on December 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Now, as nearly 780,000 American lives have been lost due to COVID-19, Psaki was asked by Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy whether that is “still the standard now that more Americans have died under President Biden than President Trump.”

“I think the fundamental question here is what are you doing to save lives and protect people?” Psaki said, further claiming that Trump “was suggesting people inject bleach” and “continued to provide a forum for misinformation” that led to low vaccination rates.

Psaki said there is a “stark difference” to approaches by Trump and Biden to combat the coronavirus and insisted the president is trying to “help solve this crisis” and get the “pandemic under control.”

President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the coronavirus outbreak at the White House, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the coronavirus outbreak at the White House, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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