Amid spiking virus cases, Fox host accuses Joe Biden of virtue signaling for not holding large rallies

On Sunday morning, Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Pete Hegseth accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of engaging in “a virtue-signaling strategy” by not holding large rallies during the pandemic, as President Donald Trump has been doing. In fact, reporting has suggested that Trump’s campaign rallies may have contributed to community outbreaks in areas where he has held them; the campaign has also repeatedly flouted local officials’ guidelines regarding large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cases are also spiking nationwide, and as the United States breaks records for new coronavirus cases, the Trump White House has made it clear that it has no plans to try and control the spread.

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Citation From the October 25, 2020, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends Weekend

JEDEDIAH BILA (CO-HOST): It's a strategy of two parts. It's a COVID-19 strategy because that has been --

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): It's a virtue-signaling strategy.

BILA: The distinction that they have made between themselves and President Trump. It is a strategy, they believe in the social distancing, they've implemented that. They've wanted that clear delineation between the two campaigns. 

Meanwhile, top members of Vice President Mike Pence's staff have tested positive.