Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden says he will wear a mask in public as recommended by the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines in order to protect himself against the coronavirus pandemic, he announced.
Asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday whether he would follow the latest CDC recommendations, the former vice president said “Yes.”
“Yes, look, I think it’s important to follow the science, listen to the experts, do what they tell you,” Biden said during the interview.
The Democratic primary frontrunner, when asked about President Trump’s decision against wearing a mask personally, added that, “[Trump] may not like how he looks in a mask, but the truth of the matter is that follow the science, that’s what they’re telling us.”
Biden, who has been cooped up in his Wilmington, Delaware home since the virus broke out, continued with his argument that following “the science” is the best response.
“So if I go out in public — and I haven’t gone to commercial places of late, I haven’t gone to my local church, etc…My generic point is, you should follow the science.”
After the CDC announced its new recommendations on Friday, the commander in chief pushed back, calling the guidelines “really a voluntary thing.”
“You can do it. You don’t have to do it. I’m choosing not to do it, but some people may want to do it, and that’s OK,” he said.