Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Trump ridicules Biden for wearing a mask and asks why he spent 'all that money on the plastic surgery' only to cover his face - as the president thanks Mitt Romney for his support of SCOTUS pick

 President Donald Trump again mocked Joe Biden for wearing a mask and asked a crowd in Pittsburgh why the Democrat would spend 'all that money on the plastic surgery' to cover up his face. 

'He feels good about the mask,' Trump riffed. 'I wonder in the debate, it will be him and I on the stage, is he going to walk in with a mask?'  

The president had his predominantly mask-less audience in stitches, as he poked fun at Biden for mask-wearing on the same day that marked more than 200,000 Americans dying of COVID-19. 

During his hour and a half long appearance, Trump knocked Biden, but also complimented Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, who said earlier Tuesday he would vote for the president's Supreme Court pick during an election year.  

'But he was very good today,' Trump said. 'I have to tell you he was good. I was happy. Thank you Mitt.'  

President Donald Trump ridiculed Democrat Joe Biden for wearing a mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, telling a crowd in Pittsburgh he wonders why Biden spent 'all that money on the plastic surgery' and then covers up his face

President Donald Trump ridiculed Democrat Joe Biden for wearing a mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, telling a crowd in Pittsburgh he wonders why Biden spent 'all that money on the plastic surgery' and then covers up his face 

People listen to US President Donald J. Trump speak during his 'Great American Comeback' campaign event in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

People listen to US President Donald J. Trump speak during his 'Great American Comeback' campaign event in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Supporters listen as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation on September 22 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Supporters listen as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation on September 22 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation on September 22. Trump won Pennsylvania by less than a percentage point in 2016 and is currently in a tight race with Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation on September 22. Trump won Pennsylvania by less than a percentage point in 2016 and is currently in a tight race with Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden

U.S. President Donald Trump hugs his granddaughter, Arabella Kushner, following a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night

U.S. President Donald Trump hugs his granddaughter, Arabella Kushner, following a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night 

U.S. President Donald Trump hugs his grandson, Joseph Kushner, following the campaign rally on Tuesday

U.S. President Donald Trump hugs his grandson, Joseph Kushner, following the campaign rally on Tuesday 

Trump suggested that Biden's smooth face was due to a little nip-and-tuck and mocked the Democrat for wearing a mask, even laughing about how he let's it 'hang down on his ear'

Trump suggested that Biden's smooth face was due to a little nip-and-tuck and mocked the Democrat for wearing a mask, even laughing about how he let's it 'hang down on his ear' 


President Trump complimented Sen. Mitt Romney, who announced Tuesday he would be comfortable voting for Trump's Supreme Court pick during an election year. Two other moderate Republicans have said they believed the vote shouldn't be held before November 3

President Trump complimented Sen. Mitt Romney, who announced Tuesday he would be comfortable voting for Trump's Supreme Court pick during an election year. Two other moderate Republicans have said they believed the vote shouldn't be held before November 3  

The same day the U.S. hit more than 200,000 coronavirus deaths, President Trump packed thousands of supporters together at an outdoor rally at the Pittsburgh International Airport

The same day the U.S. hit more than 200,000 coronavirus deaths, President Trump packed thousands of supporters together at an outdoor rally at the Pittsburgh International Airport 

Trump started out the rally by complimenting the Pittsburgh Steelers' back-to-back wins, with the help of their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was injured for most of last season. 

'Big Ben!' Trump exclaimed. 

When he spoke about the coronavirus crisis, he told the crowd that the 'bottom line' was that he saved 'millions of lives,' pointing to the original death toll estimate if the U.S. took zero social distancing precautions. He also said that Biden 'did the worst job in history' dealing with the last pandemic, the swine flu, which globally likely killed the amount of people that COVID-19 did just in the United States. 

Trump pretty quickly went after Biden for wearing masks.  

Medical experts say masks can prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

'I'll be honest, he feels good about that mask, and that's OK,' Trump said of his rival. 

He then paused, waiting to drop his next line. 

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Tuesday. He started out the rally by complimenting the Pittsburgh Steelers' back-to-back wins, with the help of their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was injured for most of last season

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Tuesday. He started out the rally by complimenting the Pittsburgh Steelers' back-to-back wins, with the help of their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was injured for most of last season

When he spoke about the coronavirus crisis, he told the crowd that the 'bottom line' was that he saved 'millions of lives'

When he spoke about the coronavirus crisis, he told the crowd that the 'bottom line' was that he saved 'millions of lives'

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, daughter Arabella, son Joseph and, wife and Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump listen to US President Donald Trump speak during a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, daughter Arabella, son Joseph and, wife and Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump listen to US President Donald Trump speak during a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport

People listen to US President Donald J. Trump speak during his 'Great American Comeback' campaign event in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

People listen to US President Donald J. Trump speak during his 'Great American Comeback' campaign event in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

A supporter holds a banner prior to US President Donald J. Trump's 'Great American Comeback' campaign event in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

A supporter holds a banner prior to US President Donald J. Trump's 'Great American Comeback' campaign event in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

A supporter, wearing a 'Wall Suit' gestures during US President Donald J. Trump's 'Great American Comeback' campaign event in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

A supporter, wearing a 'Wall Suit' gestures during US President Donald J. Trump's 'Great American Comeback' campaign event in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

'I mean honestly, what the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery if he's going to cover it up with a mask,' Trump said. 

The Western Pennsylvania audience cheered. 

The president continued down this path, asking his supporters: 'The question is will he leave it on during the debate?' 

Biden and Trump are slated to go head-to-head on the presidential debate stage a week from today in Cleveland, Ohio. 

'It makes him feel comfortable,' Trump said of mask-wearing, snickering at Biden for sometimes letting his mask 'hang down on his ear.'  

President Trump made the comments at a rally Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he also mocked Biden's campaign for calling a 'lid' Tuesday morning, meaning the ex-veep wouldn't be traveling anywhere that day

President Trump made the comments at a rally Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he also mocked Biden's campaign for calling a 'lid' Tuesday morning, meaning the ex-veep wouldn't be traveling anywhere that day 

President Trump claps onstage during his Tuesday night rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, he mocked Democrat Joe Biden for wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as medical experts have advised

President Trump claps onstage during his Tuesday night rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There, he mocked Democrat Joe Biden for wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as medical experts have advised 

Mask-less supporters of President Trump gathered at the Pittsburgh International Airport Tuesday night. Trump has been cavalier about his approach to the coronavirus, holding large gatherings of supporters with just 42 days before the election

Mask-less supporters of President Trump gathered at the Pittsburgh International Airport Tuesday night. Trump has been cavalier about his approach to the coronavirus, holding large gatherings of supporters with just 42 days before the election 

Joe Biden, on the other hand, has restricted the size of his speeches and events and called for widespread mask-wearing
Long scars that run down the sides and bottom of Biden's ears could be the result of a facelift, leading plastic surgeons say

Joe Biden, on the other hand, has restricted the size of his speeches and events and called for widespread mask-wearing. Trump mocked the former vice-president and accused him of having plastic surgery. Long scars that run down the sides and bottom of Biden's ears could be the result of a facelift, leading plastic surgeons say


Trump's personal punch at Biden's looks came as the president has vowed to take the 'gloves off' with just 42 days before the presidential election. 

It's long been rumored Joe Biden has had plastic surgery - and leading surgeons say scars that run down the side of his face underneath his ears could be the result of a facelift.

Surgeons say that Biden, 77, began to look noticeably different during the 2008 campaign, and then again shortly before he launched his bid to become the Democratic presidential nominee last year. 

New York-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Arthur Perry described the size of the scar as 'incredible' and told the Washington Examiner in an interview last year that they looked 'fairly recent'.  

He said: 'The scars come too far from his ear. This is very hard to correct.'

New York Magazine reported last October that Trump has privately marveled at the 'work' he claims was done on Biden's smooth face, with writer Olivia Nuzzi calling it a 'minor obsession' of the president. 

'Those who know him say the president is against plastic surgery (by which I assume they don’t mean breast implants) and, especially, bad plastic surgery, and he considers it an all-too-common tragedy when someone has their face inexpertly altered,' she wrote. 

For years, however, there's been speculation around Trump's own look. 

Controversial journalist Michael Wolff wrote in his first book on the administration that Ivanka Trump, who was on hand in Pittsburgh Tuesday night, would poke fun at her father's 'do and said it was due to 'scalp reduction surgery.' 

And the book alleged Trump was no longer a natural blond. 

In the opening scene of his niece Mary Trump's unflattering portrayal, the new President Trump shows off his teeth to his family. 

'I got my teeth whitened. What do you think?' the president said, according to Mary Trump. 

Spokespeople for the Biden campaign did not respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment on whether the former vice president had plastic surgery, as Trump claimed. 

The president is taking the chance that he can be cavalier about the virus and still win, while Biden exerts caution - holding small, socially distant events and traveling less often than Trump. 

'He's the worst candidate,' Trump uttered. 'You know where he is today?'

'He put out a "lid" today early in the morning, a lid means he's not going to be anywhere today,' Trump explained. 'I'm working my ass off, I'm in Ohio, I'm in Texas, I'm in Florida, I'm in Michigan, I'm in Wisconsin.'   

The Biden campaign called a 'lid' for in-person events Tuesday morning, though the ex-vice president participated in two virtual fundraisers, leaking during the second one that he would be receiving Cindy McCain's endorsement. That came via tweet shortly thereafter. 

The president also again alleged that his opponent was on drugs. 

'This guy doesn't have a clue. He doesn't know where the hell he is. And they'll give him a shot of something,' Trump said. 'What the hell is he taking? And we'd like to ask him and I said that. We want a drug test ... we'll both take it.' 

'It wasn't Winston Churchill,' Trump continued, pointing to Biden's final Democratic debate performance against Bernie Sanders in March, which Trump claims was much too improved to be done without substances. 'This wasn't the greatest debate, but he got through, it was fine.' 

The ex-veep will travel to North Carolina Wednesday and will likely participate in some sort of memorial service for Ruth Bader Ginsburg later this week. 

Trump is holding rallies Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

He'll nominate his Supreme Court pick to fill Ginsburg's seat at 5 p.m. Saturday, directly before leaving for a rally. 

'Watch the abuse that she will take,' Trump told his crowd, as he's promised to pick a woman.

But Trump disparaged other women during his time in Pittsburgh, prompting a 'lock her up!' cheer about Hillary Clinton, a throwback from 2016. 

He also ripped two of the so-called 'squad' members, saying of Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee and American citizen, 'She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from?' 

He knocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her 'green new deal,' after again going on a tangent about windmills, despite their popularity as an energy resource in Pennsylvania. 

'She's not a good student, but she's got a good line of crap,' Trump said of AOC. 

The president also laughed about reporters experiencing violence while covering this summer's protests.

Trump misremembered an incident involving MSNBC's Ali Velshi, who was hit by a rubber bullet, as opposed to 'hit with a canister of tear gas,' as the president recalled. 'Remember that beautiful sight?' he said of Velshi being hit. 

The president also joyfully recounted a journalist being targeted by police. 

'Sometimes they grab. They grab one guy. "I'm a reporter. I'm a reporter." Get out of here. They threw him aside like he was a little bag of popcorn,' Trump said. 'Honestly, when you watch the crap that we have all had to take so long. When you see it it is actually a beautiful sight.' 

After the Tuesday night rally, President Trump continued to slam Joe Biden on Twitter writing, 'I did more in 47 months than Joe Biden did in 47 years!'

After the Tuesday night rally, President Trump continued to slam Joe Biden on Twitter writing, 'I did more in 47 months than Joe Biden did in 47 years!' 

President Trump shared images of his packed Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rally on his Twitter account during his trip back. At the rally, he mocked Joe Biden for mask-wearing, while many of his own supporters chose not to wear masks nor social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19

President Trump shared images of his packed Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rally on his Twitter account during his trip back. At the rally, he mocked Joe Biden for mask-wearing, while many of his own supporters chose not to wear masks nor social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 

Jarek Kushner, Ivanka Trump and their children Arabella and Joseph traveled to Pittsburgh Tuesday night to watch President Trump's rally

Jarek Kushner, Ivanka Trump and their children Arabella and Joseph traveled to Pittsburgh Tuesday night to watch President Trump's rally 

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