Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted during a town hall on Thursday night that he did not call for using masks, social distancing until March.
Town hall host ABC George Stephanopoulos told Biden, “There’s no record of you calling social distancing, limited social gatherings, mandatory masks, in January.”
“Not back then,” Biden said. “Not in January or February, that’s correct. That came at the end of March and then I laid out a detailed plan relative to school openings in June and July.
Biden’s comments on his call for social distancing follows the former vice president criticizing President Donald Trump’s reaction to the coronavirus outbreak.
Biden then criticized Trump for allowing governors to craft their own policies regarding the coronavirus response, contending there should be a “national standard.”
“It is the president’s responsibility to lead,” Biden said.
Democrat governors largely praised President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.