What recently took place may have been one of the more authentic moments of the Biden presidency.
My, my, my how things change.
In January of 2021, President Biden signed an executive order requiring masks to be worn on federal property.
President Biden wearing a mask in the Oval Office
Quite the change pic.twitter.com/xvV8rWekaI
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) January 20, 2021
Three years later and as the machine is trying to push COVID restrictions even Biden is getting frustrated.
It was reported after Labor Day weekend that First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID and as a precaution the White House said that President Biden would wear a mask and social distance himself.
“President Biden tested negative last night for COVID-19 and tested negative again today. He’s not experiencing any symptoms,” Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre said on September 5, 2023. “As far as the steps that he is taking: Since the President was with the First Lady yesterday, he will be masking while indoors and around people in alignment with CDC guidance. And as — as has been the practice in the past, the President will remove his mask when sufficiently distanced from others indoors and while outside as well.”
Then on September 6, 2023, Biden was speaking inside the State Dining room at the White House and came out not wearing a mask.
The first thing he addressed was why he’s not wearing a mask.
“Hello, everybody. Let me explain to the press: I’ve been tested again today. I’m clear across the board, but they keep telling me, because this has to be 10 days or something, I got to keep wearing it,” Biden said. “But don’t tell them I didn’t have it on when I walked in. All right?”
BIDEN: “They keep telling me…I gotta keep wearing [a mask], but don’t tell them I didn’t have it on when I walked in” pic.twitter.com/MQt9H80OLT
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 6, 2023