As president, Joe Biden will trust science: Michelle

Former US vice president Joe Biden will “tell the truth and trust science” if he is elected as the president of the USA in November, former First Lady Michelle Obama said on Monday as Democrats kicked off their now-virtual convention.

With the Democratic party poised to approved anoint the 77-year-old Joe Biden as its presidential candidate, President Donald Trump defied coronavirus concerns and staged competing issues in Wisconsin and neighboring Minnesota.

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama was given the primetime slot on the opening night of the Democratic convention, which was to have been held over four days in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but which is now taking place almost completely online because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In excerpts of her remarks released ahead of her taped speech, Michelle Obama announced Biden was a “terrific vice president” through the eight years he served as her husband Barack Obama’s number two.

“I know Joe. He is a thoroughly decent man conducted by faith,” she said.

“He knows what it takes to rescue an economy, beat back a pandemic and lead our country,” the former First Lady stated.

“He will tell the truth, and trust science,” she said in a jab at Trump, who has been accused of repeatedly ignoring the advice of his scientific advisers on how to deal with the COVID-19 epidemic.

“He will make smart plans and manage a good team,” Obama said. “And he will govern as someone who’s lived a life that the rest of us can recognize.”

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