Former Vice President Joe Biden bashed President Trump for ridiculing face masks on Tuesday, telling CNN that the president is "an absolute fool to talk that way."
Catch up quick: Biden on Monday wore a face mask for his first public appearance in more than two months to honor Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park. Trump, who did not wear a mask during public Memorial Day activities, mocked Biden on social media for wearing the mask.
What he's saying: Biden bemoaned Trump's response to the mask, stating, "Every leading doc in the world is saying we should wear a mask when you're in a crowd ... This macho stuff ... it costs people's lives."
- When asked about the message wearing a mask sends, Biden said: "What it presents and projects is leadership."
- "Presidents are supposed to lead, not engage in folly, and be falsely masculine," Biden added.