President Donald Trump fired back at Joe Biden’s call for a national face mask mandate, saying his campaign opponent is “politicizing the pandemic” and does not understand law and executive authority.

“If the president has the unilateral power to order every single citizen to cover their face in nearly all instances, what other powers does he have?” Trump told reporters during the daily press briefing Thursday. “That’s why he refused, Biden, to take questions. He couldn’t answer any of them. He never takes questions.

“I take questions, he never takes questions. And you sort of wonder what’s going on because they are not that difficult.”

Biden and Kamala Harris made recommendations for a three-month national face mask mandate.

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