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That’s right, not even the leftists at CNN can defend Biden.
It was recently reported that Biden appeared maskless indoors surrounding by a crowd of people despite announcing new mask guidance for the American people. Biden was immediately labeled a hypocrite as he clearly believes the rules do not apply to him.
“How long do you think people might have to wear masks again?” a reporter asked.
“Well, if you notice a lot of places people don’t have to wear masks,” Biden claimed. “Let’s get that straight.”
Watch the clip:
“The places where people have gotten vaccinated, where we have a high vaccination rate, people do not have to wear masks at all,” he went on. “Like some of you who were with me yesterday when I was up in Lehigh Valley, didn’t have to wear masks there.”
“Don’t have to mask if you come home to Delaware with me,” he added. “I know you love doing that. You don’t have to wear a mask.”
“The places people are probably going to have to wear masks in those communities where the high rate of unvaccinated stays high, and they don’t move,” he said. “They don’t move to getting vaccinated, but I think you’re going to find the patience of businesses and the patience of a lot of other people running thin because the fact is if you had high vaccination rates, we wouldn’t be in this spot right now.”
Pres. Biden in Allentown, Pennsylvania, after remarks on manufacturing … pic.twitter.com/94yv6a2vt7
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) July 28, 2021
Here’s the interesting part via Becker News. Even CNN’s Jake Tapper couldn’t defend Biden:
Even CNN called Biden out for his “malarky” on what the guidance says.
“Biden seemed to suggest in New Castle, Delaware, where his home is, the vaccination rates are high and that’s why he didn’t have to wear a mask there. Is that accurate?” Jake Tapper asked.
“That’s not the case,” Kaitlan Collins replied. “The reason he did not have to wear a mask when he went there the other day is because they had a moderate level of transmission, not substantial or high. Which are the two levels. I don’t think most people know which area they live in. It changes as they update the guidance. It raises a lot of questions.”
“There at the end you saw the president grow quite animated,” she continued. “He was asked about what he did say not that long ago, if you have been vaccinated, you don’t have to wear a mask. He was saying what we’ve heard from a lot of health officials, which is they are working on a rolling basis with changing science and data and evidence here, and clearly the level of concern is real about the Delta variant. He said cases are going to go up. We have not heard that from him in a long time.”
TRENDING 👇 PHOTO: Biden Caught Maskless Despite New Guidelines
Photos and video footage evidence show Joe Biden is hypocritically ignoring new CDC mask guidance.
The new guidelines were announced earlier this week by Biden himself. Biden said that vaccinated people should wear masks, especially indoors around others people. Well, it didn’t take very long to see Biden clearly believes the new rules don’t apply to him.
Biden was caught mingling maskless with people who were also maskless:
Surrounded by people.
5 minutes ago.
This administration is a farce https://t.co/MvXTYLxWa6
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 28, 2021
These images were taken on Wednesday as Biden traveled to Pennsylvania to give a speech on manufacturing. Biden, who just this week announced that vaccinated people should wear masks, was caught mingling maskless with people who were also maskless.
CNBC reports: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend Tuesday that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid-19 transmission rates, according to people familiar with the matter.”