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It appears even President Joe Biden has had enough of wearing a mask in public.
Per Fox News’ Kelly Laco, Biden was seen maskless while having dinner in Washington, D.C. on Friday night and plans to attend a Kennedy Center event on Sunday. Biden, meanwhile, delivered a speech on Friday and spoke in a hoarse voice, coughing multiple times.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Biden about his health, in which the president said he had picked up a cold from his grandson.
“I’m OK, I have a test every day — a COVID test. I have been checking for all the strains. What I have is a 1-and-a-half-year-old grandson, who had a cold, who loves to kiss his pop,” Biden said.
So, the President of the United States has a cold but doesn’t have to mask up? If that’s the case, then the masses have been lied to…again. Contradicting what Biden said, White House physician Kevin O’Connor released a statement on Friday and said the president was tested three times this week.
“As is readily apparent, President Biden is experiencing some increased nasal congestion this week,” O’Connor said. “This can be heard in his voice and he is feeling the colloquially well-known ‘frog in one’s throat.
“Investigation has included a comprehensive respiratory panel which includes 19 common respiratory pathogens, to include COVID-19, other coronaviruses, influenza, streptococcus, to name a few. All of these tests were negative. Including the above, he has been tested for COVID-19 three times this week.”
During the week of Thanksgiving, Biden was spotted shopping in Nantucket, Massachusetts, without, you guessed it, a mask. By doing so, Biden violated the island’s indoor mask mandate.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki predictably insulted everyone’s intelligence in response, saying that Biden follows CDC recommendations everywhere he goes. Laco said the White House lifted its indoor mask mandate last week.