A maskless Joe Biden visited the Lincoln Memorial after signing an Executive Order mandating masks on federal property.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden for failing to wear a mask on federal land, despite signing a mandate ordering Americans to do so.
Biden and members of his family appeared at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday evening without masks, despite the president signing a mask mandate for federal property earlier in the afternoon. On Thursday, Biden also spoke and signed executive orders at the White House without wearing a mask.
“He was surrounded by his family, we take a number of precautions but I think we have bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time,” Psaki explained.
Psaki was questioned about Biden’s apparent hypocrisy on masks by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, but it appeared that she did not have a prepared answer.
Peter Doocy just asked Press Sec Jen Psaki why Joe Biden was maskless at the Lincoln memorial just hours after signing an executive order requiring masks on federal property.
Psaki hesitated, beat around the bush, then said “we have bigger issues to worry about.”
— Caleb Hull (I’m With the CCP Don’t Ban Me) (@CalebJHull) January 21, 2021
Psaki also repeatedly referred to Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy as “Steve” which is his father’s name.
“I think he was celebrating in the 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,” Psaki said.
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
When asked why Biden failed to lead by the “power of his example” that he frequently speaks about, Paski replied, “The power of his example is also the message he sends by signing 25 executive orders including almost half of them related to COVID.”
Jen Psaki could have saved a lot of time and just said that the rules do not apply to Joe Biden and the Democrats because they are above the law.