WH spokeswoman dismisses question about why Biden wasn’t wearing a mask after mandating masks

As one of his first executive orders, President Joe Biden mandated that face masks be worn at all times by everyone on federal property — only to then be spotted with his family at the Lincoln Memorial later in the evening not wearing a mask.

When White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked by White House correspondent Peter Doocy about that display of double standards, she responded by providing several excuses and then dismissed the entire topic as unworthy of being discussed, The Washington Times reported.

Why wasn’t Biden masked?

During the Thursday press briefing, Doocy asked, “Why weren’t President Biden and all members of the Biden family masked at all times on federal lands last night, if he signed an executive order that mandates masks on federal lands at all times?”

“I think, Steve, he was celebrating an evening of a historic day in our country,” Psaki replied. “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, how it can save tens of thousands of lives.”

“We take a number of COVID precautions, as you know here, in terms of testing, social distancing, mask-wearing ourselves, as we do every single day,” she said. “But I don’t know that I have more for you on it than that.”

“Bigger issues to worry about”

Unsatisfied by that response, Doocy pressed the matter and asked, “But as Joe Biden often talks about, it is not just important the ‘example of power’ but the ‘power of our example.’ Was that a good example for people who are watching who might not pay attention normally?”

“Well, Steve, I think the power of his example is also the message he sends by signing 25 executive orders, including almost half of them related to COVID; the requirements that we’re all under every single day here to ensure we’re sending that message to the public,” Psaki replied.

“Yesterday was a historic moment in our history. He was inaugurated as President of the United States. He was surrounded by his family. We take a number of precautions, but I don’t think — I think we have big — bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time,” she added before moving on to another question from a different reporter.

Blatant double standards

There may indeed be “bigger issues to worry about” than whether or not Biden and his family complied with the president’s own mask mandate he had signed just hours earlier, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a legitimate concern that deserves an adequate response.

In fact, the argument could be made that Biden’s failure to comply with his own mandate is a fundamental issue.

If Biden can be excused from abiding by his own federal mandates, why should any American citizen feel compelled to comply with any of the president’s executive edicts?

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17 Responses

  1. Just one more case of the self important political elite double standard issued by the biggest bag of arrogant hot air to ever hit Washington. Let’s not forget his latest comment : “there is nothing we can do to alter the trajectory of the virus over the next few months”. So what difference can a mask make ?

    1. What do people expect from a two faced snake . I said snake like in the bible when satan convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit and Adam agreed . Democrat voters now are like Adam , Blind leading the blind . Wale up democrats and stop following blind Joey . You are not a cult but a political party and indviduals. Read and think for self plus think about the dem leaders if that if You are a dem ..

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  3. If Batman’s Joker wore a mask why did you not wear one Joe? After all, you do things by mimicry anyways, ie, Barack’s Policies.
    By the way, Pzaki, it’s Peter Doocy and not “Steve Doocy”. Watching too much Fox, eh?

  4. What do we learn more from? Example or what comes out of the mouth? Sorry to see example hitting hard on not looking at consequences of what is being mandated and the effects of examples flooding down on us like a river.

  5. all we are going to get for the next 4 years is a double standard — what is being said that the country must do doesnt apply to the Biden’s and his group of haters– just like the looney DemocRATS did when President Trump spoke -they just ignored it so that is what I will do

    1. ‘In fact, the argument could be made that Biden’s failure to comply with his own mandate is a fundamental issue.”

      Indeed, the fundamental issue is exposed within that old mantra, “Do what I say and not as I do.” Get used to that mandate because there certainly will be more like incidents coming our way.

  6. Wait its just beginning derund the police and military is coming in prisonall republian is coming then they can start killing the kewish people and then you can figure put the rest

  7. It is ALWAYS an excuse for them to not obey their own dictations to OTHER people BUT it just does not apply to them IF it doesn’t suit!!!!! Pitiful!

  8. Of course they are better than the rest of us working folks, they tell us what to do & then do what ever they Dam well please cause they are the Government White, Black, Brown etc. Supremacist. They love to call others names, threaten, us, lie about everything & accuse others of their own wrong doing , then have the nerve to tell us they want unity! Makes sense if your crazy like they are.

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