President Biden’s chief spokesman dismissed a question about the commander-in-chief’s appearance, despite his own term Wednesday night, telling reporters he was “celebrating a historic day” and that he had “bigger problems to worry about.” “.
White House spokesman Jen Psaki’s response came a day after Biden was spotted naked at the Lincoln Memorial, hours after an executive order was signed to impose masks on federal property.
“He is celebrating a historic day in our country and certainly 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 precautions for COVID, as you know it here, in terms of testing, social distancing, wearing masks, as we do every day,” she added. “I don’t know I have more for you than that.”
The recently inaugurated president and his family were spotted without masks at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday night, CSPAN footage and tweets from reporters showed.
Fox News reporter Peter Ducy of Psaki was pressured on whether Biden was setting a “good example” for Americans by disguising himself in the light of his new term.
“I think we have bigger problems to worry about at the moment,” she said.
In November, President-elect Biden told Americans that their “patriotic duty” was to curb the spread of the coronavirus during Thanksgiving for their families, asking them to “give up so many traditions we have long made.” on this holiday. “
“I know how difficult it is to give up family traditions. But it is so important. “Our country is in the middle of a dramatic leap in cases,” he said in a November speech.
“We owe it to each other. This is literally our patriotic duty as Americans. This means wearing a mask, keeping a social distance, limiting the size of each group we are in until we get the vaccine. These are the most effective tools to fight the virus, “he continued at the time.
In a 17-minute address before Thanksgiving, Biden insisted that “none of these steps we ask people to take is a political declaration. Everyone is based on science. “
He said: “The federal government cannot do this alone. Each of us has a responsibility in our own lives to do what we can to slow down the virus. Every decision we make matters. “