OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Ahead of President Trump's visit to Omaha on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden provided a statement to the people of Nebraska.
In it, Biden slammed the president for his administration's management of the COVID-19 outbreak and healthcare:
"Nebraskans are hurting — and President Trump is failing them. The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 60,000 and hospitalizations hit record highs last week. Hundreds of families are faced with an empty seat at the kitchen table after the loss of a parent or child. Jill and I pray for all those impacted by the virus, for those grieving the loss of a loved one, and for the safety of essential workers — including those in hospitals, nursing homes and meatpacking plants — putting their lives on the line.
Just days ago, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows stunningly admitted that the Trump administration has given up on even trying to control this pandemic. Not only has President Trump waved the white flag, but he is fighting to end health insurance protections for as many as 770,000 Nebraskans with pre-existing conditions as the pandemic worsens. My commitment to you is this: as your president, I won’t give up on Nebraska. I’ll finally get this virus under control and protect your health care. I’ll be a president who fights for all Nebraskans, not just the ones who vote for me. Over the next seven days, you have the power to end the chaos and division — but only if you vote."
Trump's speech is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight. We'll stream it live on our website, on our Facebook page and the 3 News Now apps for mobile and streaming devices.