You may have also heard that he attended a fundraiser at his New Jersey golf club even after he knew he had been exposed to the virus and was showing early symptoms of COVID-19.
Now, people on Twitter have been re-sharing a clip from Tuesday night’s debate in which Trump openly mocked Biden for wearing a mask on the campaign trail.
“He could be speaking 200 feet away and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen,” Trump said.
“I don’t wear masks like him (Biden). Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.” – Donald Trump at Tuesday’s debate pic.twitter.com/0Sj6IR8eqP
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) October 2, 2020
48 hours later, Trump would be in quarantine.
NBC News reports:
The next five to 10 days will be critical for President Donald Trump after his positive test for Covid-19. Doctors warn the illness can suddenly worsen after several days of relatively mild symptoms.
That’s particularly true for patients with two of the biggest risk factors for serious and even life-threatening complications of the disease: obesity and older age. At 74 and with a body mass index of 30.5, qualifying him as obese, Trump fits both criteria.
Here’s how people on Twitter are responding the whole Trump mocking Biden for wearing a mask thing…
Thinking about the debate when Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden for holding socially distanced “rallies” and wearing a mask.
— “Celia” (@_celia_bedelia_) October 2, 2020
Well who’s the smart one now?
— A.E. Bojorquez (@travi44) October 2, 2020
Appears Trump should have worn a bigger mask, eh?@JoeBiden
— Lil Spunky Skunk (@PokeTheStars) October 2, 2020
DONALD TRUMP WAS DEADASS CLOWINING JOE BIDEN FOR WEARING A MASK, NOW LOOK AT HIM. WITH COVID. MANNN
— Lauryn (@laurynvaraa) October 2, 2020
Donald Trump was just promoting Anti-Mask Propaganda at the Debate & now look at the dude
— Tommy (@ChildishTommy) October 2, 2020
Keep yapping man pic.twitter.com/8X26L1UAzz
— MJ (@MujMus1) October 2, 2020
History will record that on the first night of Debates, Donald Trump *made fun* of Joe Biden for “wearing a mask everywhere he goes,” all but 2 days before both Trump and the First Lady contracted COVID-19.
— Arianeh Sajadi (@ArianehSajadi) October 2, 2020
It may cost him his own life but hey it us what it is.
— GiGiWear A Mask (@twistedparent) October 2, 2020
Trump should listen to Joe Biden about wearing a mask.
— esharon dump tRump vote blue! (@FreddieEastwoo2) October 2, 2020
He was literally spewing the virus as he was mocking Biden’s precautions.
— Jess B-Side (@puppy_sand) October 2, 2020
Both Joe Biden and Jill Biden have tested negative for coronavirus. In a statement, the vice president wished Trump and his wife a “swift recovery” from the virus that has, so far, killed over 208,000 Americans.
“Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” Biden said. “We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”