On Friday, former vice president and Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden was ridiculed on social media for disregarding basic COVID rules, once a video went viral showing him pulling his protective mask down during the speech so that he could cough into his hand. Remember, Biden is Mr. Put on a Mask!
The video reveals Biden talking to a Nevada audience, when he suddenly pauses to pull down his mask so that he could cough into his hand, a move that causes more germs to be spread around than coughing into a mask or your elbow. I don’t like the elbow coughing, but I digress.
Biden then pulled the mask back up into place, using the same hand he just coughed into, and the moment was over, but it had really only begun on social media.
One America News Network’s Jenn Pellegrino picked up on it.
Steve Guest, a Republican rapid response guy, was plain spoken about Biden’s faux pas.
By leftist standards, Biden has no regard for the people around him. He could have made someone sick. He could have killed Kenny!
Biden, who has repeatedly pushed for a national mask mandate to stop the spread of COVID-19, was berated by critics who accused him of hypocrisy. How much do you want to bet that before this news cycle is over someone will blame Donald Trump?
There was no need for the former vice president to wear a mask in the first place. He was doing it for political reasons. He wasn’t even wearing the mask correctly, covering only his mouth. His nose is exposed in the video.
Democrats have been trying to scare the living hell out of everyone over this virus, but they will say nothing when one of their own breaks the rules. For example, after Biden coughed into his open hand, he touched the podium, and now some low level intern was going to have to remove the podium after the speech and touch the areas Biden touched with his germ-filled hand.
“Second graders know to cough into their elbow!” one person tweeted in reaction.
Someone else tweeted, “Wait, either he & his disciples ‘believe in science’ or they don’t. The advice for coughs has been without equivocation: cough into a tissue (and discard), or cough into your elbow. How is this acceptable? Or is this more ‘rules for thee, but not for me’ from the ruling class?”
Another tweeted, “The whole point of the mask is to try and minimize the spread of virus carrying droplets into the air. By taking his mask off and coughing he is basically invalidating the mask, apart from of course spreading mucous (to) his hands and everything it touches.”
Of course, the absurdity of it all is that Democrats like Joe Biden want you to believe that everyone you encounter could have the virus. It plays into their narrative that we must have mail-in voting, because that’s the main way they plan to cheat their way into the White House.
Another user echoed a common phrase used by Biden tweeting, “Come on, man!”
Fox News reported that Biden got called on the carpet for a similar action earlier this year.
The outlet reported, “This isn’t the first time Biden was criticized for his lack of sanitation. During an interview last March as the coronavirus outbreak was underway, the former VP similarly coughed into his hand but was immediately called out by CNN anchor Jake Tapper.”
“You know, you’re supposed to cough into your elbow,” Tapper told the Democratic nominee. “I learned that, actually, covering your White House.”
“Actually, that’s true,” Biden conceded. “But fortunately, I’m alone in my home, but that’s OK. I agree you’re right.”
Very Jake Tapper, however, doubled down on the proper etiquette lesson.
“It’s kinda just old school to do it with your hand,” Tapper said, as the Fake News anchor demonstrated how to use your elbow. “Do it into your elbow. You’re supposed to do it.”
Biden thanked him saying he was in his own home so it was okay, but that Tapper was right anyway.
This is yet another example of the hypocrisy of the Left. Had this been a Republican, CNN and MSNBC would have been calling for their resignation. While conservatives would have laughed such a thing off, because clearly Biden was by himself, with seemingly no one within six feet of him when he broke COVID safety protocol.
What a bunch of malarkey. I’m still waiting for the campaign to blame Donald Trump.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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