Fox plays clip of Biden saying Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis “cannot be a partisan moment” — then says he's playing the “blame game”

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Citation From the October 3, 2020, edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends Weekend

WILL CAIN (CO-HOST): Jedediah, Pete, I want to share this with you. Earlier I impressed upon us all, I think, the importance of talking about facts and truth and context when it comes to the president's condition. The reason I think that's important is because so much of the other information you have out there being offered to you is simply not based in fact. So many conversations based around the rallies and the masks.

As an example of that, I would give you what presidential candidate Vice President Joe Biden is saying currently on the campaign trail about the lesson this teaches us when it comes to masks. Listen to this first.


JOE BIDEN: This is not a matter of politics. It's a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously … It means wearing a mask in public. It means encouraging others to do so as well. It means having masking mandates nationwide … We can get this pandemic under control … but this cannot be a partisan moment. It must be an American moment … Whether you voted for me or against me, I will represent you. And those who see each other as fellow Americans, who just don't live in red states or blue states, but who live in and love the United States of America.


CAIN: The reason I bring up facts and context and the truth, Pete, is that we are — or many are, not us here on Fox & Friends — but many are trying to play the blame game already, point fingers at masks or rallies. What I think the biggest takeaway at this point is, we don't know how the president acquired this disease. We don't know how those around him acquired this disease. He is in one of the most protected bubbles in this country — you know, Pete, as someone who was around him —meaning everyone around the president must be tested. There is no blame game, because there are no facts right now as to how the president was infected. The only takeaway we can really factually come back to is this is a very infectious disease capable of spreading anywhere.