A Democrat trying to become the next president showed no sympathy for the incumbent who is fighting the deadly disease.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden blamed President Donald Trump for becoming infected by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus and believes he should suffer the consequences even if it means he dies.
“Anybody who contracts the virus by essentially saying, ‘masks do not matter [and] social distancing does not matter’—I think is responsible for what happens to them,” he said at the NBC News town hall in Miami, Florida. “If these people took off their mask … they should be held responsible because every major scientist and doctor and immunologist has said that is a very dangerous thing to do.”
Biden believes there is no excuse for being infected because the virus can be avoided by always covering the nose and mouth.
“I am glad that he [the president] seems to be coming along pretty well [and wish he] would communicate the right message to American people: masks matter,” he said. “These masks they matter. It matters it saves lives, it prevents the spread of disease—social distancing instead of talking about the only thing I heard was the tweets saying that do not be so concerned about all of this essentially.”
President Donald Trump has already returned to the White House after receiving medical attention at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, 8 miles northwest of downtown Washington.
He chose to ignore Biden’s hard-line approach to containing the CCP Virus and urged calm because new treatments are producing encouraging results.
“I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good,” he said on Twitter. “Do not be afraid of COVID [CCP Virus], do not let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump administration, some really great drugs and knowledge–I feel better than I did 20 years ago.”
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany recently entered quarantine after testing positive to the CCP Virus.
McEnany repeatedly produced a negative test result each day since Oct. 1 and experienced “no symptoms” until she finally contracted the disease on Oct. 5. There is no immediate risk of person-to-person transmission.
“No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit,” she said in a statement. “Moreover, I definitively had no knowledge of [White House Counsel] Hope Hicks’s diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday.”
She revealed she would continue working in isolation despite her illness.
“As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American people at this time,” she said. “[I] will continue working on behalf of the American people remotely.”