Courtesy of CNN:
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden emerged from his and Sen. Kamala Harris’ coronavirus health briefing from experts Thursday afternoon advocating that a mask mandate be instituted nationwide.
“Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months, at a minimum. Every governor should mandate — every governor should mandate mandatory mask wearing,” Biden said, adding that experts advised it could save over 40,000 lives over the same time span.
“It’s not about your rights,” Biden said, seeming to speak directly to Americans who have complained that compulsory mask wearing is a violation of their personal freedom. “It’s about your responsibilities as an American.”
“Be a patriot. Protect your fellow citizens,” he implored. “Protect your fellow citizens. Step up. Do the right thing.”
Biden provided a quick readout of the public health briefing at the top of his remarks, noting that he and Harris spoke with the experts about school reopenings, the distribution of a vaccine, racial disparities that have become expounded as a result of the pandemic, as well as the continued lack of personal protective equipment for health professionals and testing capacity in the US.
The presumptive Democratic nominee has previously said he would support mandating mask-wearing nationally, but this is the first time he has presented the recommendation himself.
This is such an obvious necessity that almost defies all logic that Trump has not done the same.
And now he can’t do it because then everyone will say that he is just copying Joe Biden and that will send him around the bend.
I predict that Biden will soon be perceived as some kind of genius by simply doing the most obvious things that you would expect a president to do.
After almost four years of Donald Trump if Biden can simply string a simple sentence together he will seem like some kind of prodigy.