September 17, 2020
On Tuesday night, Sepember 15, during an ABC-TV Town Hall broadcast targeted at those registered voters “who have not made up their minds yet” about whom to vote for in the presidential election, President Donald Trump lashed out at the opposition candidate, Democrat Joe Biden—rebuking him for not instituting a nationwide mask mandate.
According to a report by The Daily Beast, Trump remarked: “They said at the Democrat convention they’re going to do a national mandate. They never did it, because they’ve checked out and they didn’t do it. And a good question is, you ask why Joe Biden—they said we’re going to do a national mandate on masks.”
There was just one thing wrong with that statement: Trump apparently had forgotten that Biden is not the sitting U.S. president.
Bidn’s team later chipped in with a helpful reminder to Trump, writing on Twitter: “To be clear: I am not currently president … We can change that in November.”
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