Former Vice President Joe Biden was corrected on-air by CNN host Jake Tapper for not following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on how to cover his mouth while coughing.
The current Democratic presidential front-runner coughed at moments during the interview, covering his mouth with his hand.
The action eventually provoked Tapper to correct him: “You know, you’re supposed to cough into your elbow.”
“I don’t know, sir. I learned that, actually, while covering your White House,” he added.
The comment is backed by medical professionals and even Biden agreed.
“No, actually, that’s true, but fortunately, I’m alone in my home,” Biden responded. “But that’s OK. I agree you’re right.”
“It’s kind of old school to do it into your hand. Do it into your elbow, you’re supposed to do it,” Tapper echoed.
Watch the moment below:
Presidential candidate Joe Biden shares how he's following the coronavirus protocol with his grandchildren.
"They sit out in the backyard and we sit on the porch and I bribe them with ice cream… but I'm not able to go down and hug them and kiss them which I usually do." pic.twitter.com/LhIUMFUZH3
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) March 24, 2020
The Independent Journal Review reports Biden has not yet tested for the coronavirus, though his age makes him more susceptible to it:
Biden, who has hunkered down in his home and stopped campaign events, said that he has been following the advice of government officials to stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak.
However, he said that he has not been tested for the coronavirus, “I have not been tested for the coronavirus. I have had, thank God, no symptoms that I’m aware of.”
“The good news is that, thank God, at least what I’ve been told by the doctor, I have no underlying conditions that would complicate my circumstance,” he added.
Biden coughed throughout the interview, something the Trump campaign drew attention to with a video which was cut to show each instance:
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) March 25, 2020
This is unbelievable.
PLEASE do the country a favor and watch this train wreck. pic.twitter.com/afichD3U9p
— Tim Murtaugh – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TimMurtaugh) March 25, 2020
As the Daily Caller reports, Biden is using his own “shadow” coronavirus briefings to spread misinformation about the ongoing pandemic.
The outlet reports:
– Biden falsely said Trump slashed the CDC budget
– Biden falsely said Trump rejected WHO tests
– Biden campaign video falsely said Trump called virus a “hoax”
– Biden’s campaign falsely accused Trump of silencing a CDC official
– Biden falsely said he hasn’t criticized the president’s coronavirus response