— The Hill (@thehill) September 30, 2020
During the first presidential debate, Trump continues his mocking of Biden for mask-wearing. When asked about his own belief about the efficacy of masks, Trump says he wears masks when necessary, but then adds: “I don’t wear a mask like him [Biden]. Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from him and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.” Trump implies that Biden’s mask-wearing is both unnecessary and evidence of fear and/or weakness, in contrast to Trump’s own strength and fearlessness in the fact of the pandemic. This is consistent with Trump’s emasculation tactics.