Biden’s Joke About Not Wearing A Mask Exposes Hypocrisy

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden joked about not wearing a mask after being exposed to COVID-19 — calling into question Democrats’ sincerity when they attack Republicans for not taking COVID precautions seriously.

While the president has tested negative for COVID thus far, the White House announced on Monday that First Lady Jill Biden had tested positive for the virus.

This meant that, according to CDC guidance, Biden could continue his daily work — though he would have to wear a mask while indoors and around other people.

“Wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public,” the guidance states.

However, Biden has been seen flaunting those rules twice since his wife’s positive COVID test. In the first incident, he was seen removing his mask during the Medal of Honor Ceremony on Tuesday.

Biden’s second maskless incident came during the State Dining room on Wednesday, where the president was to discuss a new contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association.

As he walked into the event, Biden was seen carrying a black face mask in his hand. The president then stepped up to the podium and joked about not putting the mask on.

“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,” he said.

“But don’t tell them I didn’t have it on when I walked in,” Biden quipped.

Health authorities still claim that masks protect against COVID, despite a systematic review published in January that asserted that wearing a mask “probably makes little or no difference to the outcome” of catching COVID compared to not wearing a mask.

Oxford epidemiologist Tom Jefferson, the first author of that study, wrote in a statement after its publication that “there is just no evidence that [masks] make any difference” — arguing that policymakers who implemented mask mandates during the pandemic were “convinced by nonrandomized studies, flawed observational studies.”

Despite this new information, Biden choosing not to wear his mask appeared hypocritical to many — especially in light of the fact that the White House repeatedly stated that Biden would follow CDC guidance, and considering his elevated risk of illness at 81 years old.