Trump mocks Biden for wearing masks: ‘Every time you see him, he's got a mask’

During the presidential debate on Tuesday, President Trump mocked Joe Biden for frequently wearing a mask while answering a question about downplaying the effectiveness of wearing a face-covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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DONALD TRUMP: --the shutdown and the whole thing.

CHRIS WALLACE: You have begun to increasingly question the effectiveness of masks as a disease preventor. And in fact, recently, you have cited the issue of waiters touching their mouths and touching plates. Are you questioning--

DONALD TRUMP: No, I think masks are OK. I don't understand. If you look-- I mean, I have a mask right here. I put a mask on, you know, when I think I need it. Tonight, as an example, everybody has had a test, and you've had social distancing, and all of the things that you have to. But I wear masks when needed. When needed, I wear masks.

CHRIS WALLACE: OK, let me ask--

DONALD TRUMP: I don't have-- I don't wear masks like him. Every time you see him, he's got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from it, he shows up with the biggest mask I've ever seen. I will say-- I will say this--

CHRIS WALLACE: Vice President Biden, go ahead, sir.

JOE BIDEN: Look, the way to open businesses is giving them the wherewithal to be able to open. We provided money--

CHRIS WALLACE: I was asking, sir, about masks.

JOE BIDEN: Well, masks-- masks make a big difference. His own head of the CDC said if we just wore masks between now-- if everybody wore masks and social distanced between now and January, we'd probably save up to 100,000 lives. It matters.