With the gloves off, the mask continues.
Joe Biden tweeted a meme of President Trump taking off his face mask when he arrived at the White House late Monday after his treatment for COVID-19, and side by side a video of him sitting on a mask like a superhero.
The tweet reads, “Wear a mask.”
Biden appeared to be trying to capitalize on the media’s intense criticism of Trump following his diagnosis of coronavirus. Trump’s critics say the president has been ruthless since his diagnosis, from his brief “visit” to supporters outside the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday and his early release.
The White House has insisted that Trump followed instructions from his medical staff. Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, Trump̵
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Biden pointed out wearing masks as a form of patriotism last weekend, criticizing the government for not doing more to advance the practice during the pandemic.
Trump has been criticized for appearing to downplay the virus when he said, “Don’t be afraid of it.”
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“You will beat it. We have the best medical equipment, we have the best medicines, ”he said.
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Speaking at an NBC town hall Monday night, Biden said he was glad Trump appeared to be recovering well, “but there is much to fear – 210,000 people have died. I hope no one goes away with the news that it’s not a problem. “
Sam Dorman of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report