One of the first things President Joe Biden did after being sworn in Wednesday was sign a thick stack of executive orders, one of which was a mandate that required people to wear facemarks on federal property.
One of the next things Biden did after dramatically signing the order, was to appear at an event at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday night not wearing a mask.
It did not go unnoticed by reporters covering the event, and Peter Doocy of Fox News asked Biden’s top spokeswoman Jen Psaki about it at a press briefing. “He was celebrating an evening of a historic day in our country and certainly he signed the mask mandate because it’s a way to send a message to the American public about the importance of wearing masks how it can save tens of thousands of lives.”
“We take a number of COVID precautions as you know here in terms of testing, social distancing mask-wearing ourselves, as we do every single day,” Psaki added. “I don’t know that I have more for you on it than that.”
Doocy pressed Psaki, asking her if Biden was setting a good example for Americans, going maskless just hours after making it a law to wear them. “I think we have bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time.”
Joe Biden himself said COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic is the number one concern for the country, so that statement alone contradicts itself.
Back in November, Biden was telling Americans it was their patriotic duty to wear masks in order to slow the spread of COVID around Thanksgiving time. “We owe it to one another. It’s literally our patriotic duty as Americans. It means wearing a mask, keeping social distance, limiting the size of any group we’re in until we have a vaccine. These are the most effective tools to combat the virus,” he continued at the time.