(CNN)Joe Biden in a speech on Thursday lambasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying it has “laid bare the severe shortcomings of the current administration.” “Public fears are being compounded by a pervasive lack of trust in this president, fueled by the adversarial relationship with the truth he continues to have,” the former vice president said in Delaware.The speech provided a stark contrast to Trump’s style of leadership, with Biden detailing a series of specific steps he would take to lead a “coordinated, global response.” It came the day after Trump delivered a shorter and less specific Oval Office address that was riddled with inaccuracies.Biden said when he is president, he would “lead with science” and “listen to the experts,” and would aim to build the United States’ leadership role on the global stage. He added: “I’ll always tell you the truth.” Visit CNN’s Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceThe Trump campaign responded to the speech by pointing to, what it called, Biden’s “terrible judgment and incompetence in the face of public health issues.””In times like this, America needs leadership and Biden has shown none,” said Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign’s communications director.Vermont Sen.


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