On Thursday, former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden vowed to force Americans to wear face masks in public if elected president.
The comments from Biden were made during a softball interview with Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA.
Read the transcript below:
Q: I know you have been critical of the president’s handling of the pandemic in the past. But let’s look ahead. If you became president tomorrow, what would you do differently regarding the pandemic and getting these surging cases now under control?
Biden: I would go back to making sure that everybody had masks, that you had PPE [personal protective equipment] lined up, we’d have been making sure we stockpile all the things that we need that we don’t have now. The one thing we do know, these masks make a gigantic difference. I would insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen — would have to make sure that they walked in their business that had masks.
Q: Couldn’t you use the federal leverage to mandate that, though?
Q: Would you?
Biden: Yes, I would from an executive standpoint, yes, i would.
Q: So you would, in effect, mandate the wearing of masks.
Biden: I would do everything possible to make it required that people had to wear masks in public.
Throughout the interview, Biden continuously played with his face mask and has a history of not properly wearing his mask.
Biden has done his best to avoid press conferences and difficult interviews considering his mental decline is becoming more and more noticeable.
According to Washington D.C. reporter for The Hill Joe Concha, Democrats are quietly admitting that former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden “does not have the mental acuity that he even had a couple of years ago.”
The comments from Concha came during an interview with Fox News’ Steve Doocy while the two talked about how Biden has been avoiding press conferences unlike President Donald Trump.
“A lot of Democrats will tell you, at least privately, that he does not have the mental acuity that he even had a couple of years ago and this is a candidate that simply would not able to withstand the type of press conferences that the current president has, as far as them going on for an hour, an hour and a half, taking questions with multiple outlets with no ground rules attached,” Concha said.
It has been three whole months since Biden has held a press conference and has instead been holding “virtual rallies” from his basement and has had virtual interviews with far-left shows who give him soft ball questions.
“It’s a lot easier … to have, say, a handpicked interview, where you have ground rules for interviews, with certain outlets that may be friendly to your candidate, as opposed to having a press conference, which Mr. Biden has not done for 80 days,” Concha said.
The Biden campaign is clearly nervous about the upcoming debates between Biden and President Trump. Last Thursday, the Biden campaign embarrassingly rejected the Trump campaign’s push to schedule more debates in the future between the two candidates.
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