Biden’s Remarks on COVID-19 and Cyber-Security Before the Holiday

In what is expected as President-elect’s last public remarks before the holiday, Joe Biden today said that America should brace itself for the darkest days yet of the pandemic and urged the public to prepare itself for a struggle.

“One thing I promise you about my leadership during this crisis: I’m going to tell it to you straight. I’m going to tell you the truth. And here’s the simple truth: Our darkest days in the battle against Covid are ahead of us, not behind us.”

Biden also said that in addition to addressing the economic crisis to provide more relief and assistance to Americans, his administration will address the massive cybersecurity breach on U.S. companies and federal government agencies, calling it a grave risk to our national security.

“The Trump administration failed to prioritize cybersecurity,” he said. He criticized President Donald Trump for downplaying the cyberattack and contradicting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s public remarks linking the hack to Russia.

“This assault happened on Donald Trump’s watch when he wasn’t watching. It’s still his responsibility as President to defend American interests for the next four weeks,” Biden said.