Speaking to a large crowd of people without masks in Pennsylvania, Trump asked his supporters if they knew “a man who loves a mask as much as Biden knows him.”
“It gives him a sense of security,” the president said. “If I were a psychiatrist, I would have said this guy has some big problems.”
Trump’s statements, which came the day after the United States passed 185,000 deaths due to Covid-19, contradicted the advice of public health experts, who stressed the importance of covering the face amid the reopening of the country, given that people without symptoms can be transmitted without Teach them. Virus. Masks are primarily used to prevent people with the virus from infecting others.
Previous directives from US officials did not recommend widespread concealment, but in April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended face-covering for the general public in places where it is difficult to maintain social distancing, such as grocery stores.
At the time, the CDC cited mounting evidence that people could spread the coronavirus without feeling sick.
However, Trump has sought to politicize the wearing of masks. In May, he shared a tweet mocking Biden for wearing one at a Memorial Day party.
Biden said, “These things are manly to a man – I don’t have to go, but they cost people’s lives. They cost people’s lives.”
He added, “Presidents are supposed to lead, not engage in foolishness and be falsely masculine.”