In what many Americans saw as an example of “do what I say and not what I do,” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden flouted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rules Friday when he needed to cough in public.
As shown on a viral video clip, Biden lowered the mask he was wearing and coughed into his hand.
Biden then used the hand into which he had just coughed to put his mask back in place:
You can’t make this up.
Joe Biden just removed his mask to cough in his hand.
Talk about unsanitary! pic.twitter.com/4rwJvHA3LS
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 9, 2020
Biden’s action went against CDC hygiene guidelines.