Not so fast there, Joe. The freshly-inaugurated president is already being called a hypocrite after being caught not wearing a mask at the Lincoln Memorial hours after signing his 100-day mask mandate. Yesterday, Biden signed an executive order requiring all individuals to wear masks while on federal property to help curb the spread of Coronavirus. Naturally, conservatives wasted no time criticizing Biden’s hypocritical actions when he chose to forgo his mask.
President Biden tweeted that masks are apolitical before ditching the piece of cloth.
Wearing masks isn't a partisan issue — it's a patriotic act that can save countless lives. That's why I signed an executive order today issuing a mask mandate on federal property. It's time to mask up, America.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 21, 2021
Watch Biden “forget” his mask here.
Fox News reports:
Biden’s executive order, the “100-day masking challenge,” will require masks and social distancing in all federal buildings, on all federal land and by federal employees and contractors, and on airlines, trains and transit systems traveling between states.
While a president cannot tell state and local officials what to require, Biden’s order will urge states to enact their own mandates. Most states have already done so.
Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk blasted the President’s actions on Twitter.
Does Joe Biden’s new executive order mandating masks on federal property not apply to Joe Biden while he’s on federal property?
Because here he is at the Lincoln Memorial with no mask just hours after signing it.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 21, 2021
The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra also called out Biden’s misstep.
Biden signed a mask mandate requiring everyone who is on federal land to have to wear masks.
Here is Biden tonight at the Lincoln Memorial, which is on federal land, not wearing a mask: https://t.co/Q1T01mrq29
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 21, 2021