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In the words of Saul Alinsky: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” 

Former Vice President Joe Biden took a page out of Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and is using the current stock market meltdown to boost his case with the American people to put him in the White House.

Biden told Lawrence O’Donnell in an appearance on MSNBC Monday that President Trump’s mishandled response and mixed messaging about the coronavirus is contributing to market turmoil: “There’s no confidence in the president in anything he says or does… I wish he would just be quiet” and let the experts inform the public about what should be done.

It wasn’t the first time the former VP blamed the President for recent market volatility.

In February, Biden told CNN’s John Berman that President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak is part of the reason global financial markets were crashing.

“Let the experts take this over. Everyone will have more confidence,” Biden told Berman adding, “I think one of the reasons it’s falling is not just the pandemic, concern quote-unquote, but the way in which the president is handling this.”

WIBC’s Tony Katz refutes Biden’s criticism of the president and explains Monday’s selloff in the financial markets in the clip below.