“I give former Governor Chris Christie credit. He and I have disagreed on a number of things, but I’m thankful he’s now encouraging people to do the right thing and wear masks their themselves, their loved ones, and their country. I hope that President Trump will listen to him,” Biden said while delivering remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday.
He added, “He can do it too. It would make a huge difference for President Trump to say, ‘Wear masks.'”
Watch his remarks below:
President-elect Joe Biden: "I give former Gov. Chris Christie credit for encouraging people to wear masks for themselves, their loved ones and their country. I hope that President Trump will listen to him." pic.twitter.com/5vgRaZEE1Q
— The Hill (@thehill) December 29, 2020
Christie, a Republican, released a video earlier this month encouraging Americans to wear masks just months after he was treated for COVID-19.
“You know, lying in isolation in ICU for seven days, I thought about how wrong I was to remove my mask at the White House. Today, I think about how wrong it is to let mask-wearing divide us,” Christie said.
He continued, “You’re twice as likely to get COVID-19 if you don’t wear a mask because if you don’t do the right thing we could all end up on the wrong side of history. Please wear a mask.”
Check out his comments below:
I am very happy today for this ad to start to run on TV across America. I urge all Americans to learn from my experience and to, please, wear a mask and stay safe. pic.twitter.com/DGmOValDJo
— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) December 16, 2020
“I believed when I entered the White House grounds, that I had entered a safe zone, due to the testing that I and many others underwent every day,” Christie said in a statement in October.
He went on, “I was wrong. I was wrong not to wear a mask at the Amy Coney Barrett announcement and I was wrong not to wear a mask at my multiple debate prep sessions with the president and the rest of the team.”
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