Biden Makes Memorial Day Appearance as Maskless Trump Jabs Him for His Mask
"This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today," Hume wrote along with a close-up photo of Biden's face, with the black mask and wearing dark sunglasses.
President Trump, like Biden, largely remained indoors in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic and he has canceled the in-person events — like the large rallies of supporters — that had been his signature campaign tactic. But in recent weeks he has begun to travel more and his campaign has repeatedly attacked Biden for choosing to still campaign from home — "hid[ing] in his basement."
Biden's choices have drawn the concern of some Democratic strategists as well, according to the Associated Press.
“Voters don’t give a s— about where he’s filming from,” Biden's campaign manager previously told the AP. “What they care about is what he’s saying and how we connect with them.”
Last weekend, Trump played golf at his Virginia property. The Biden campaign immediately seized on that for a new attack ad, contrasting the choice with the death toll from the coronavirus and hoping to amplify the heavy scrutiny of the Trump administration's virus strategy, tracing back to issues with rolling out testing kits in March.
Trump defended himself, tweeting that his golf was a form of exercise. "The Fake & Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin," he wrote.
The president has openly waffled between the shutdowns and preventative measures that health officials believe are needed to slow the coronavirus versus the economic damage they cause, with businesses and schools closed.
Trump sees a robust economy as key to his re-election pitch. Against the recommendations of some health officials, he has pushed for states to move more quickly in returning to life as normal, despite their number of coronavirus cases.
As of Tuesday morning, more than 1.6 million people had contracted the virus in the U.S. and more than 98,000 people had died, according to a New York Times tracker.
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