Donald Trump always had a major problem with the use of masks to combat COVID-19. He thought is was a major insult to say that Joe Biden was wearing the “biggest mask I’ve ever seen.” And during his return to the White House from the hospital after suffering from COVID, he made a point of ripping his mask off.
Donald Trump really wanted to get the credit for vaccines hitting the country within a year of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the former president’s most ardent supporters are the ones who are thus far avoiding getting their shots.
Long after he became one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger became a politician. And he became an unlikely governor of the country’s largest state back in November of 2003.
Peter Doocy often makes a spectacle of himself during the daily White House press briefing. The Fox News reporter often needles Jen Psaki with annoying gotcha questions. Psaki regularly goes viral with her takedowns of the ridiculous queries.
The tide seems to be turning a bit this week. With COVID surging mainly in red states, Republicans suddenly seem willing to endorse vaccines. Fox hosts Steve Doocy and Sean Hannity encouraged their viewers to look into the shot. And long-time holdout and number 2 Republican in the House, Steve Scalise got his jab.
For a freshman congressperson, Marjorie Taylor-Greene is in the news an awful lot. Then again, she likes it that way. The Georgia Rep. specializes in making offensive and ignorant statements.
Last month, Greene used incredibly toxic rhetoric to decry mask restrictions in the House of Representatives, comparing the policy to the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust. And when she had the chance to apologize for her comments, she instead decided to double down.
The country is getting closer and closer to getting back to normal. And that is largely due to Joe Biden‘s COVID response. Fox News, though, does not want to give the president any credit.
In fact, the network wants to make a major issue out of masks. Republicans in congress have been making a show of not wearing their masks. So Nancy Pelosi mandated that they were them while indoors for the time being. This made Sean Hannity go a bit crazy on Thursday night.
Tucker Carlson has not had an easy time since Donald Trump has been out of office. And with OAN and Newsmax breathing down Fox’s neck, Carlson is willing to say anything for ratings.
But he went a step farther than usual during an anti-mask rant on Monday. The Fox host encouraged his viewers to harass people wearing masks outdoors. He even said that people should call Child Protective Services on parents who mask their children.
It seems like Donald Trump‘s loss in November has deeply affected Tucker Carlson. Each night, the Fox host delves deeper and deeper into conspiracy theories and paranoia.
During his Monday night broadcast, Carlson had a meltdown over mask wearing. He urged his viewers to harass people who wear masks outdoors. Even worse, he said that people should call child protective services on parents who had their children wear masks.
Just a few months ago, Chris Christie was helping Donald Trump prepare to debate against Joe Biden. It’s been a strange couple of months for the former New Jersey governor since then.
Christie contracted a case of COVID-19 that was seriousness enough that he had to be hospitalized. And after Christie recovered, he saw his friend Donald Trump pardon Charles Kushner.
Since last night’s announcement that Donald Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, things have changed dramatically. On Friday evening, the president was helicoptered to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment. The White House says that he will be there for multiple days.
Donald Trump and the GOP’s COVID-19 response would be going well if it wasn’t for all the pesky medical experts. Conservative media declared Anthony Fauci to be the first opponent of the President’s cause. Lately, Dr. Deborah Birx has been a target as well.
In the middle part of July, Donald Trump tweeted out a photo of himself wearing a facemask. Trump surrogates cheered on the move calling it a bold change in message and even describing it as patriotic.
For months now, many Republicans have avoided wearing masks when appearing in government buildings. Lawmakers like Jim Jordan and Rand Paul have made a bit of a show of their refusal to take extra precautions during the pandemic.
Louie Gohmert has tested positive for Covid-19 following a screening at the White House. He becomes the latest person in President Donald Trump’s orbit to be diagnosed with the illness.
The Republican congressman from Texas was due to fly back to his home state on Wednesday with the President, which is apparently why he was tested. Gohmert had publicly refused to wear a mask.
After many months of skirting the issue, a number of prominent GOP officials have gone all in on masks. On Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted out a video extolling the virtues of face coverings. Even Donald Trump, himself, posted a picture wearing a mask last week.
The U.S. Surgeon General has made the extraordinary claim that federal troops would be needed if a federal mask mandate were introduced. He made the claim while urging people to wear masks.
Jerome Adams spoke to Fox News on Monday and literally begged Americans to wear face coverings. But he then said he wasn’t in favor of a nationwide mandate because of the difficulties of enforcement.
Trump wants to know why doctors need more masks to treat coronavirus patients and thinks that doctors should reuse the masks that they have.