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Jill Biden: 'Irresponsible' for people to attend Trump rallies without masks

Jill Biden: 'Irresponsible' for people to attend Trump rallies without masks
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Jill Biden, the wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE, spoke out against Trump supporters who choose not to wear masks in public in an interview with "The View" on Wednesday.

“It’s totally irresponsible that people are going to these [Trump] rallies and they’re not wearing masks, they're not social distancing," Biden said. "It's irresponsible and people will die because of this."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE has continued to hold large, in-person campaign events in defiance of health recommendations, while the former vice president has taken his campaign mostly online.

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"This is not a political issue. This is a public health issue," Biden told co-hosts Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharJoy Behar advises Fauci to quit coronavirus task force, become cable news 'media darling' Jill Biden: 'Irresponsible' for people to attend Trump rallies without masks 'The View' star Behar: 'Dreaming of the day we say President Pelosi' MORE and Sunny HostinSunny HostinWhoopi Goldberg blasts Republicans not speaking against Trump: 'This is an attempted coup' Robert De Niro says Giuliani is now 'representing a mob family' Jill Biden: 'Irresponsible' for people to attend Trump rallies without masks MORE, saying that she takes her calls from the experts.

"You heard the doctors and the scientists, that's who we're following, and they're saying wear your mask and socially distance."

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"If you're not going to wear your mask for yourself, wear it for your neighbor who's undergoing chemo therapy and her immune system is down. Wear it for the little boy down the street who has asthma and he could get sick or his grandma could get sick. Do it for someone else if you're not going to do it for yourself," Biden said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on Monday calling for all passengers taking public transportation to wear masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus. For months, it has advised against large gatherings.

The coronavirus has killed more than 221,000 Americans and infected more than 8.2 million in the country.