Former Vice President Joe Biden called out President Donald Trump's family for opting to take off their masks at last week's presidential debate in Cleveland – while blasting a 'macho' attitude that avoids mask wearing.
Biden spoke Monday night just minutes after Trump left Walter Reed medical facility to reenter the White House – taking off his own mask to be photographed and then reentering the White House.
Biden, speaking at an NBC town hall in Florida, said he was not worried about himself having contracted the coronavirus from Trump, who debated him on the same stage in Cleveland on Tuesday, when the president may have already been infected with COVID-19.
Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted the 'macho' refusal to wear masks just minutes after President Trump staged a photo-op and returned to the White House from the hospital and then removed his own mask.
He told NBC's Lester Holt he wasn't worried about his own safety. 'I’ve been fastidious about the social distancing.'
'It was a little disconcerting to look out and see that his whole section no one had masks on,' he said.
'You could see people coming in and a lot of people didn’t have masks on,' Biden explained – but did not identify Trump's family members by name specifically.
Biden spoke after President Trump's dramatic return so the White House while still infected with COVID-19
The president left Walter Reed hospital and flew to the White House after spending three nights away getting treated for the coronavirus
epa08707093 Members of the Trump family (L-R) Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in the audience shortly before US President Donald J. Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participate in the first 2020 presidential election debate at Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 29 September 2020. Biden said he could see them without their masks from the debate stage
It was revealed Wednesday that members of the Cleveland Clinic, who cosponsored it, offered the Trump family members masks inside the event venue but they declined.