Biden projects leadership in CNN interview; calls Donald Trump a Fool for Not Wearing Masks and Risking American Lives

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To wear a mask or not wear a mask should not even be a question in Joe Biden or anyone else who does not live on Fox Island or the Trump Zone, minds.

On the Biden campaigns Facebook Page, they changed the former Vice President’s side photo to one with him wearing a mask:

They also posted these statements on the Facebook Page which criticized Mr. Trump’s handling of the Coronavirus Pandemic:

Mr. Trump and some in his orbit (like his press secretary) have criticized the presumptive Democratic Nominee of wearing a mask outside while not wearing one at home (Yeah they really said that.) When a reporter asked the maskless Trump to respond to why he was being critical of his likely 2020 opponent, the Liar in Chief accused the reporter of being “politically correct” for wearing a mask.

Responding to Mr. Trump’s criticism in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Mr. Biden said of the 2016 Popular Vote Loser:

“He’s a Fool. An absolute fool to talk that way. I mean every leading doc (doctor)in the world is saying we should wear a mask in a crowd, especially when you know you’re going to be in an inadvertent position when you’re gonna get closer to twelve feet to somebody….but this macho stuff, a guy….it’s cost people’s lives, it’s costing people’s lives. Like I said, we’re almost at a 100,000 dead today.”

When Bash asked Biden about Mr. Trump “stoking” masks as a “cultural and political flashpoint,” the former Vice President said:

“Sure he is. And it’s stoking death. That’s not gonna increase the likelihood of people being better off.” Earlier in the interview, Mr. Biden chastised the President for not “leading by example.”

The CNN journalist then asked if wearing a mask projected strength or weakness, Mr. Biden responded:

“Leadership. It represents and projects leadership. Presidents are supposed to lead, not engage in folly, and be falsely masculine. It reminds me of the guys I grew up with playing ball. They walk around with a ball in their hand but they didn’t like to hit very much.”

When asked what he would do differently if he was the President right now in terms of handling the virus and the economic fallout for the people, Biden replied:

“I don’t know how you separate the two. If you’re dead, you have no economic wellbeing. Your family has no economic wellbeing. So, first of all, I would listen to the scientists. I would tell the truth..There are ways to reopen certain areas and rationally with distancing, wearing masks, making sure you don’t congregate with too many people in one spot. Making sure you’re in a situation where you don’t spread, you in fact inhibit the spreading of this disease…The President doesn’t seem to be prepared. We should be testing and tracing before we could fully reopen. We should make sure the people have all the protective gear that are needed; the First Responders still do not have all that. We should be in a position where we’re able to make sure …that if he cares about people reopening, start lending money to small businesses, not one more penny to a major corporation. Put people in a position where they don’t have to risk their lives to be able to make a living.

When Bash asked Biden about his age and whether he could handle the rigors of the campaign, the former Vice President said:

“Watch me…..this is a fella (Trump) who looks like he is having trouble controlling his own emotions…. He gets more erratic when he feels he’s behind the curve.”

Please click below to watch the full Biden interview with Dana Bash.

 

Joe Biden is not the only one critical of Mr. Trumps position on masks.

Several in his own party have voiced disagreement as well.

According to reporting by news outlets like the Washington Post, Republicans like Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Michigan Representative Fred Upton, and Texas Senator John Coryn continually urge people to wear masks when necessary.

The Post even shared a video clip of North Dakota Governor Doug Burgham tearfully pleading with the residents of his state to reject the:

“Senseless dividing line (of whether or not to wear a mask.)”

The Governor went on further, saying that the people should:

“Dial-up the empathy and understanding. If someone is wearing a mask, they’re not doing it to represent the political party they’re in or what candidates they support. They might be doing it because they’ve got a five-year-old child who’s been going through cancer treatments. They might have vulnerable adults in their life who currently have COVID and they’re fighting……”

 

During the interview on CNN, Joe Biden projected leadership and a steady hand. He also conveyed a mastery of detail and health and economic policy.

These attributes are sorely missing in the current occupant of the White House which is very problematic considering the nation and rest of the world are mired in a health pandemic and severe economic downtown.

They are also missing in local candidates like Arizona’s Kelly Townsend who think people should not be told to compromise their freedom by being asked to wear a mask.

Apparently, as Elvia Diaz and EJ Montini expressed in recent columns for AZ Central, this ignorant science-denying hyprocrisy, as Biden and Governor Burgham have pointed out, risks lives.

“Public servants” like Townsend and Trump have no business being in positions where their actions or inactions could harm people.

They need to be voted out.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.