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On coronavirus masks, Biden and Christie see eye to eye


EXCLUSIVE – #It’s pretty obvious that former #New #Jersey #Gov. #Chris #Christie and #President-elect #Joe #Biden probably don’t agree on many political issues, but when it comes to wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, they’re in sync.

#Christie, a longtime friend and major supporter of #President #Trump, told #Fox #News on #Wednesday that he thinks that #Biden’s urging that #Americans wear a mask for the first 100 days of his administration is “a good idea.”

CHRISTIE, IN NEW PSA, URGES AMERICANS TO WEAR MASK AMID CORONAVIRUS

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The #Garden #State #Republican – who served two terms as governor and ran for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination – was hospitalized in early #October after contracting COVID-19. #He is now encouraging all #Americans to wear a mask in a national ad campaign that’s been running for a month.

#Christie highlighted to #Fox #News that after the pandemic swept the nation in #February and #March, “I wore a mask for seven months and I stayed healthy. Then I didn’t for four days at the #White #House when I thought I was in a safe space.”

#Christie was referring to his participation as part of the team that met at the #White #House to help #Trump prepare for his first debate against #Biden.

“#What I learned was there is no safe space from the virus. #So my view is until you’re vaccinated, you should be wearing a mask. #It’s a very small thing to ask of people when we know now from statistics that folks are twice as likely to catch COVID if you don’t wear a mask than if you do. #It’s not an absolute preventer if you’re catching it, but it really lowers the possibilities.”

#Christie admits he “let my guard down at the #White #House. #Paid the price for that, and I’m trying to let people know that it’s the right thing to do.”

BIDEN PRAISES CHRISTIE FOR MASK-WEARING CAMPAIGN

#Biden, on #Tuesday, praised #Christie for starring in the public service announcement, or PSA.

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“I give former #Gov. #Chris #Christie credit. #He and I disagreed on a number of things, but I’m thankful he’s now encouraging people to do the right thing and wear marks for themselves, their loved ones and their country,” the president-elect said.

#Christie told #Fox #News that he was “really surprised and I thought it was really nice of the president-elect to say it.”

#Biden also said he hoped #President #Trump – who early in the pandemic refused to wear a mask in public – will “clearly and unambiguously promote mask-wearing.”

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#Pointing to #Christie, #Biden said, “I hope #President #Trump will listen to him. #He can do it, too. #It would make a huge difference for #President #Trump to say wear masks.”

#Christie agrees.

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#He said he told #Trump “all the way back in #March that I thought he should wear a mask if for no other reason to set an example for the #American people. I think the same thing today.”



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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-christie-coronavirus-masks

#coronavirus #masks ##Biden ##Christie #eye #eye

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