Pelosi calls Trump’s hospital mask-wearing an ‘admission.’ Cognitive tests for everyone, please.

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco Democrat, claims that President Trump “crossed a bridge” and had an attitude adjustment about  wearing a mask while visiting military veterans at the Walter Reed Medical Center

The visit was the first time the president appeared on camera with a facial covering.

Pelosi’s comments were part of the standard anti-Trump word salad on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper Sunday.

The president wore a mask while visiting a Ford plant in Michigan in May, but steered clear of the cameras at the time, unlike yesterday’s visit with the nation’s wounded warriors and hospital staff.

Many Trump fans on social media liked what they saw.

Earlier this month, however, Trump said that “I’m all for masks. I think masks are good,” especially in a crowded scenario. He also joked that with a mask, he looked like the Lone Ranger.

Unlike Pelosi, the president does not favor a nationwide mask mandate, however, instead preferring to leave that decision to state and local officials. The CDC recommends facial coverings when social distancing is impractical.

Officials have been all over the place insofar as masks are concerned, however, which hasn’t helped public acceptance or government credibility.

For example, back in March, ubiquitous TV star Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that there was no need for Americans to be walking around with masks,

While bashing Trump in an interview with the ironically named Dana Bash sitting in for Tapper, Pelosi dissed Trump even though he did what she presumably wanted him to do.

“I’m so glad he obeyed the rules of Walter Reed…Now he’s crossed a bridge. That’s an admission that, if you’re gonna see our soldiers, you have to wear a mask.

“If you’re going to be with our children, you have to wear a mask. If we want to stop the spread of the coronavirus, you have to wear a mask. So hopefully, by his example, he will change his attitude, which will be helpful in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.”

(Source: CNN)

Presenting a narrative that was likely provided by her handlers, Pelosi apparently was unaware that before he headed over to Walter Reed, Trump acknowledged that he would probably put on a mask “especially in that particular setting where you’re talking to a lot of soldiers and people that in some cases just got off the operating tables, I think it’s a great thing to wear a mask.”

Some Twitter users were quick to put Pelosi in check for her seemingly snide comments:



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