Trump criticizes reporter in mask, despite his administration’s coronavirus guideline

Biden emerges from quarantine on Memorial Day

Standing alongside his wife Jill, the 77-year-old then presented a wreath of white roses at Delaware's War Memorial Plaza, before observing a moment of silence to commemorate the military personnel who fought in World War Two and the Korean War.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump mocked a White House correspondent for wearing a mask to a press briefing.

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced Americans into their homes in March, the Democratic presidential hopeful has been campaigning virtually from home.

"Presidents lead by example, and wearing a mask helps protect others", TJ Ducklo, a Biden campaign spokesman, said.

The video begins with a clip of Biden's controversial "ain't black" comments, which made headlines last week which the former Vice President has since apologized.

The CDC and White House coronavirus guidelines for reopening the country instruct Americans to wear masks in public.

Biden didn't wear a mask during the CNN interview, which was conducted outside his house, but he sat 12 feet (3.6 meters) from the reporter.

Mr Trump has refused to appear in public wearing a mask, and numerous Americans who are bare-faced at demonstrations calling for states to immediately reopen are supporters of the president.

"This macho stuff", Mr Biden added, has "cost people's lives".


In other news, Twitter has added a fact-checking alert to a tweet issued by Trump regarding mail-in ballots. "That's not going to increase the likelihood that people are going to be better off".

Trump retweeted a message that showed an AFP picture of Biden in his mask and sunglasses with commentary that mocked the look, even as Trump's own government advises wearing masks to slow the virus's spread.

When asked why he wasn't wearing one, the president claimed Ford officials had told him that wearing a mask was "not necessary" at that moment.

"You know, as vain as Donald Trump is - I mean, think of what he goes to her every day to prepare himself to be seen, you know". I wasn't criticizing him at all. "Why would I ever do a thing like that?"

As part of the same exchange at the White House event, the president asked Reuters' Jeff Mason to remove his mask as part of the Q&A.

"The guidance is recommended but not required", McEnany said.

"It is a bit peculiar", McEnany said. "That in his basement, right next to his wife, he's not wearing a mask". But he's wearing one outdoors when he's socially distant. "So I think that there was a discrepancy there".

Trump and the First Lady attended a Memorial Day service at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, during which neither wore face coverings.

Joe Biden, the apparent Democratic nominee for November's election, has said that "you ain't black" if you're an African-American voter and are still undecided. I shouldn't get going.

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