Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden on Monday cast!gated Donald Trump for saying Americans should not be afra-id of COVID-19 or let it “dom!nate your life,” even after the president tested positive for Covid-19.
“I saw a tweet he did, they showed me, he said ‘don’t let COVID control your life,'” Biden told Florida news station Local 10 as he campaigned in the key ba-ttleground state.
“Tell that to the 205,000 families who lost somebody.” Biden was referring to the number of Americans – now past 210,000 – who have passed away from Covid-19, even as the president downplays the ser!ousness of the di*ease.
The former vice president added to his comments later Monday at an outdoor town hall event in Miami, where he crit!cized Trump for ign*ring the importance of masks.
“I would hope that the president, having gone through what he went through – and I’m glad he seems to be coming along pretty well – would communicate the right lesson to the American people: masks matter,” Biden said.
“These masks, they matter. It matters it saves lives, it prevents the spread of the disease.” Biden’s remarks came just minutes after Trump concluded a four-day period of COVID-19 treatment at Walter Reed military medical center in Maryland, returned to the White House and defiantly removed his facemask as he stood on the mansion’s balcony.
“It’s a great concern,” Biden said. “I hope no one walks away with the message thinking that it’s not a problem.”Biden faced Trump on stage in their rollercoaster debate last Wednesday, just days before the president announced his positive COVID d!agnosis.
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