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Team is going after Vice President Joe Biden for claiming in a town hall Thursday that all people 'would still be alive' rather than succumbing to the coronavirus had the president done his job.

Biden tore into the president during a CNN town hall outside his hometown of Scranton, PA – then stretched credulity by blaming the president for every single death. 

He was responding to a question from a woman who lost her mother to the coronavirus.

'If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people — I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data,' Biden told her. 

The claim was quickly highlighted in the Washington Post as 'made up' by factchecker Glen Kessler, who has spent much of the last three years correcting claims by President Donald .

Former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee - a surrogate - blasted the remark in an appearance on Fox News Thursday night.

'Joe Biden went hyperbolic at a super-sonic level,' Huckabee quipped. 

'Joe Biden has had more flip-flops than Miami Beach on the Fourth of July,' he quipped. 'For him to say that every death was the personal fault of the president, that's pretty outrageous.'

Democratic nominee Joe Biden went after President Donald Trump's Attorney General Bill Barr who said hat coronavirus lockdown orders were the 'greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history' since slavery

Democratic nominee Joe Biden was under fire Friday for claiming at a CNN town hall: 'If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people'

President Donald Trump's allies bashed Joe Biden for claiming if Trump had done his job 'all the people would still be alive'

President Donald 's allies bashed Joe Biden for claiming if had done his job 'all the people would still be alive'

'He didn't say a word when the president took the really unpopular step of saying we were going to ban travel from Europe. 'This was early on in this,' Huckabee said. 

He claimed the president was following the advice of government scientist, although he brought up Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has publicly clashed with.    

'The president has followed the advice of Dr. Fauci and the counsel that he has surrounded himself with,' said Huckabee.

Matt Whitlock, an advisor to the National Republican Senate Campaign, tweeted: '"I'm not making this up" he said as he was making things up. Biden's eagerness to let China off the hook here is outrageous and disqualifying.'

As the Post's fact-checker noted, even countries that have been lauded for their response, like South Korea and New Zealand, have experienced deaths: 377 in the case of South Korea, which implemented rapid testing, and 25 in New Zealand.

Biden's remarks came at an event where he ripped the president for his coronavirus response, as the nation approaches 200,000 deaths. He brought up modeling that could show another 200,000 deaths 

And he seized on the Bob Woodward tapes revealing calling the virus 'deadly stuff' and admitting he liked 'playing it down' and said: 'He knew it and he did nothing. It's close to criminal.'

has repeatedly claimed he has done a 'great job' on the virus and also told Woodward in July that 'nothing more could have been done.' 

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (Democrat of California) made comments at odds with Biden when she said: 'Would they have all been saved? No. But many would have'

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (Democrat of California) made comments at odds with Biden when she said: 'Would they have all been saved? No. But many would have'

'The idea that you're going to not tell people what you've been told that this virus is incredibly contagious, seven times more contagious than the flu. You breathe the air, you get it sucked into your lungs. What has he done?' Biden said. has responded to the taped comments, saying he didn't want to put the country in a 'panic.'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, during an extended press statement Friday, made comments implying that Biden's remarks were a stretch – while also faulting for actions that led the U.S. to lead the nation in coronavirus deaths.  

'We are 200,000 people dead and that didn't have to happen,' Pelosi said. 

'Would they have all been saved? No. But many would have. And there are metrics on this, don't take it from me,' she said. 'There are scientific metrics of how many people could have been saved.' 

Joe Biden slams Donald as 'close to criminal' and AG Bill Barr as 'sick' for comparing lockdowns to slavery as he says he would mandate masks on federal land and levy FINES to set example for nation

Democratic nominee Joe Biden went after Attorney General Bill Barr for saying that coronavirus lockdown orders were the 'greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history' since slavery - and called Donald 's handling of Covid 'close to criminal.'

'Quite frankly they're sick,' Biden remarked of Barr's comments at a Thursday night CNN town hall with Anderson Cooper, held just outside his hometown of Scranton, PA.

'I never, ever thought I would see such a thoroughly, totally irresponsible administration.' 

Biden said he was in disbelief that Barr would almost equate 'following the recommendations of the scientific community' to save lives during the coronavirus crisis to 'people being put in chains.' 

'You lost your freedom because he didn't act,' Biden said - that comment likely intended for his political rival, President Donald .  

'You've got to level with the American people, shoot from the shoulder. There's never been a time when they've have not been able to step up,' Biden said. 'This president should step down,' the Democratic nominee added.

And he seized on the Bob Woodward tapes revealing calling the virus 'deadly stuff' and admitting he liked 'playing it down' and said: 'He knew it and he did nothing. It's close to criminal.'

The former vice president said, in contrast, that he'd consider fining people on federal property - which is in the president's jurisdiction - for not wearing masks, after having already called for a nationwide mask mandate, which he'd have to implement by putting pressure on governors. 

'If you're on federal property you must wear a mask,' he said. 'And we could have a fine for them not doing it.' 

The town hall featured a number of people who experienced loss - a Republican nurse whose police officer husband died from cancer contracted after cleaning up Ground Zero post-9/11, an immunocompromised teacher whose wive lost her mother to COVID-19. Unlike the ABC News town hall earlier in the week with , it did not feature solely undecided voters, and included questions from explicit Biden and supporters.

 The event opened with a woman who lost her mother to the coronavirus.         

'You've lost your freedom because he didn't act,' Joe Biden said blasting President Donald 's inaction on the coronavirus during Thursday night's CNN town hall outside of his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania 

Joe Biden (left) told Anderson Cooper (right) he'd consider fining people for not wearing masks on federal property if elected president

Audience members are photographed watching Joe Biden from outside their cars, as CNN set the town hall up to be like a drive-in movie theater

Audience members are photographed watching Joe Biden from outside their cars, as CNN set the town hall up to be like a drive-in movie theater

Joe Biden (left) talked to a number of people who experienced loss, including Joe Vadala (right) an immunocompromised teacher whose wife lost her mother to COVID-19

Joe Biden (left) talked to a number of people who experienced loss, including Joe Vadala (right) an immunocompromised teacher whose wife lost her mother to COVID-19 

A look at the drive-in movie theater set-up CNN constructed for Joe Biden's Scranton-area town hall event 

'First of all, I feel so badly for you,' he told the woman. 'You know, we talk about ... almost 200,000 deaths and it's almost like background noise,' 

'But it means a lot of empty chairs. It means a lot of children without their mothers or fathers. It means a lot of people not able to see their parents, so much, so my heart goes out to you,' Biden said. 

Biden however made a questionable claim dispute by scientists that was responsible for all U.S. deaths.

 'If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive,' he said.

'All the people. I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data.'

The claim was highlighted in the Washington Post as 'made up' by factchecker Glen Kessler.  

And while the virus was top of mind, Biden was asked about the summer of racial unrest as well. 

Biden explained why he stuck up for peaceful protesters but criticized for restarting his rallies. 

The ex-veep said COVID-19 safety was important on both scenarios. 

'There is a big difference between people walking, moving along, and people sitting down, cheek to jaw, shoulder to shoulder, a thousand of them, breathing on one another, indoors and out, that causes real serious problems,' he said. 

At one point, Cooper asked Biden if he believed he benefited from white privilege. 

In one of the taperecorded interviews between and journalist Bob Woodward, scoffed at the idea. 

'Sure, I've benefited just because I don't have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through,' Biden answered. 

Biden then made the point that growing up in Scranton, 'we're used to guys who look down their nose at us.' 

'Well I'll tell you what bothered me, to tell you the truth, maybe it's my Scranton roots, I don't know,' he told Cooper. 'But when you guys started talking on television about Biden if he wins will be the first person without an Ivy League degree to be elected president.' 

'Who the hell makes you think I have to have an Ivy League degree to be president?' Biden said, garnering applause from the audience. 

Biden would be the first president since President Ronald Reagan to not hold an Ivy League degree.   

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