This macho stuff, for a guy – I shouldn't get going, but it just, it costs people's lives. It's costing people's lives… Presidents are supposed to lead, not engage in folly and be falsely masculine.
During Tuesday’s coronavirus briefing, a reporter asked Trump if he was intending to criticise Biden for wearing a mask, to which Trump replied:
Biden can wear a mask but he was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather – when they're inside they don't wear masks. And so I thought it was very unusual he had one on. But I thought that was fine. I wasn’t criticising him at all – why would I ever do a thing like that?
Trump then asked the reporter to take off his mask and when he refused, Trump accused him of “wanting to be politically correct”.
Both the CDC and the White House have advised Americans to wear a mask that covers their mouths in public places but so far Trump and vice president Mike Pence, have chosen to ignore these rules.