Joe Biden mocked President Donald Trump for months on the campaign trail, saying that he was reckless with regard to the coronavirus, even in the White House. Now, the Biden White House is facing a coronavirus outbreak of its own.
Biden, who campaigned on promises to “follow the science,” called Trump an “absolute fool” for not wearing a mask during an outdoor event on Memorial Day in 2020.
When Trump was diagnosed with coronavirus in September 2020, Biden said: “Quite frankly, I wasn’t surprised.” He added that “anybody who contracts the virus by essentially saying, masks don’t matter, social distancing doesn’t matter, I think is responsible for what happens to them.”
(Trump was among the first to encourage people to cover their faces in March 2020, though he rarely was seen wearing a mask himself.)
Biden’s criticism was amplified by the establishment media, which called Trump “reckless”