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Masks take center stage in presidential race as Biden slams Trump for ‘costing people’s lives’

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In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden laid into President Donald Trump for his comments belittling his decision to wear a mask at the Memorial Day events at the beginning of the week.

“He’s a fool, an absolute fool to talk that way,” said Biden. He added that “This macho stuff … It’s costing people’s lives.”

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Trump has frequently refused to don a mask while speaking to the media, even when he is in public places where masks are required.

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Trump’s angry words and Coronavirus surge darken Independence Day weekend in America

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The United States marked an unusually somber Independence Day on Saturday, with President Donald Trump bashing domestic opponents and China -- but praising the country's coronavirus response, despite a record surge in cases.

Across the country, virus fears dampened or nixed Main Street parades, backyard barbecues and family reunions on a day when Americans typically celebrate their 1776 declaration of independence from Britain.

Instead of adopting a unifying tone, Trump -- facing a tough re-election and eager to mobilize his political base -- railed against protesters demanding racial justice after unarmed African American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer.

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‘Spoiler’ Kanye West mocked for running for president against his pal Trump: ‘2020 never fails to disappoint’

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President Donald Trump appears to have lost the support of one of his most well-known Black supporters as Kanye West announced on Saturday that he is running for president.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #2020VISION.

The musician was mocked for his presidential bid, here's some of what people were saying:

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Trump pal Kanye West announces 2020 presidential campaign in 4th of July message

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Kanye West announced a 2020 presidential bid on Independence Day.

West infamously referred to his red "Make America Great Again" hat as his "Superman cape" and dropped an F-bomb in the Oval Office while voicing his support for the president.

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West's White House antics were mocked by NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the show's cold open.

But West is now apparently running against Trump.

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