In the wake of President Donald Trump saying that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, his remarks at the first presidential debate just three days ago of him mocking Joe Biden for wearing masks are resurfacing.
However, in the meantime, his mocking of Biden’s consistent mask wearing just a few days before he tested positive has been brought up by hundreds of people online.
During the debate on Tuesday night, Trump said “every time you see” Biden “he’s got a mask” before mocking him over wearing masks even when social distancing.
“No, I think masks are OK. You have to understand, I mean I have a mask right here,” the president said during the debate, pulling a mask out of his suit jacket. “I put a mask on when I think I need it. Tonight, as an example, everybody’s had a test, and you’ve had social distancing and all of the things you have to. But I wear masks when needed. When needed, I wear masks. I don’t wear masks like him. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away, and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.”
Biden responded by telling moderator Chris Wallace that “masks make a big difference” noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended wearing masks and that they can help slow the spread of the virus.
The fact that Trump announced his coronavirus diagnosis just days after mocking Biden for masks wasn’t lost on people online.