Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate

Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate
President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: ‘This is my country’ Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE mocked Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: ‘This is my country’ Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: ‘How did you do where you came from?’ MORE’s appearance and use of a face mask on Tuesday as the first presidential debate draws nearer. 

“He feels good about the mask, and that’s OK. Whatever makes you feel good,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. “Honestly, why the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery if he’s going to cover it up with a mask?”

President @realDonaldTrump on Joe Biden’s plastic surgery pic.twitter.com/stDhLf3E6O

— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 22, 2020

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His comments come a week before Trump and Biden will debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29. The Trump campaign has repeatedly attacked Biden’s cognition, dubbing him “Sleepy Joe” early on. 

Trump has also mocked the Biden campaign’s adherence to social distancing guidance from public health officials. 

Unlike the Trump campaign, the Biden campaign has engaged in relatively few in-person events. The Trump campaign has held several large in-person rallies. 

“I’m looking forward to getting on the debate stage with Trump and holding him accountable. I think I know how to handle bullies — we’ll find out,” Biden said at a campaign fundraiser last week.

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

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