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During his Thanksgiving vacation on Nantucket Island, mask fan President Joe Biden apparently has been spotted wandering around a store maskless even though a big sign is posted on the front door that reads: “Required: Face Covering”
A mask advisory is currently in effect in Nantucket, an upscale liberal Massachusetts enclave near Cape Cod. Biden obviously is hardly the only high-profile Democrat in the COVID era that has been caught violating policies imposed on everyone else.
Biden himself was seen out and about in public without social distancing and without a mask on several prior occasions.
Politicians also have a tendency to put a mask on only when they think the corporate media cameras are around.
“The president was seen inside Murray’s Toggery Shop on the island of Nantucket Saturday with his mask around his neck and not covering his mouth despite a visible sign outside the door instructing patrons to wear a mask,” Fox News reported.
Biden is caught not wearing a mask in a store that requires facemasks while shopping in Nantucket on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/IMeGqsuRfW
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) November 28, 2021
Biden apparently made a side trip to another store, The Sunken Ship, which some people perceive as an appropriate metaphor for his crisis-troubled administration and associated low approval ratings among the American electorate.
Nantucket’s board of health reinstituted a mask mandate earlier this month “after the town’s most recent wastewater analysis showed a significant increase in the presence of COVID-19 in the sewer system,” local media reported.
Watch Biden walk around maskless to shake hands, then pop one on for a photo https://t.co/xwp0EobV7O
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) November 18, 2021
For optics of another kind, “middle-class Joe” has already raised eyebrows by spending the holiday at the Nantucket home of a private-equity billionaire.
Here’s what Nantucket’s health authorities currently advise:
As a result of increasing cases across the Cape and Islands, The Town of Nantucket’s Health and Human Services Department is advising all residents and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to use masks while indoors and at public locations when physical distance is not possible. The increased virulence of the Delta variant, and its high ability to infect even those vaccinated in some cases, means that masking and distancing are strongly recommended at this time.
Prolonged exposure, indoors and at high concentrations, is likely the cause of vaccinated individuals becoming infected. The Delta variant has also shown breakthrough ability against natural immunity and can reinfect those who have already had COVID. Please keep your safety, and the safety of those around you, in mind.
Biden is currently Christmas shopping at a store in Nantucket called The Sunken Ship. pic.twitter.com/GhZpo5YkjE
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) November 26, 2021
Many social media users took notice of Biden’s shopping excursion. Here’s a sampling:
From the GOP’s Jake Schneider: “Not too long ago, Biden called wearing a mask “a patriotic responsibility, for God’s sake” and “How many times has Biden lectured us on wearing a mask?”
Other Twitter uses also weighed in along these lines:
- Typical Democrat. Rules for Thee, not for Me.
- In your face hypocrisy. Again. And again. And again. And again.
- If it weren’t for hypocrisy, he’d have no character at all.
He can’t sniff the kids if he wears the mask.
— Bixob (@Bixob2) November 28, 2021
It’s ok. He’s been getting a daily booster as we all should. I’m on day 64 of daily boosters and I feel great ! 😷
— All Day ESL (@alldayesl) November 28, 2021
Peppermint Psaki’s spin will be he’s vaccinated, other people were wearing masks and it was just for a moment.
— steve (@usnjkpolk) November 28, 2021
To be fair, he put the mask on for his photo-OP. Small Business Saturday and what not.
— Carrie Bardavid (@BardavidCarrie) November 28, 2021
So this is what a $666k osha fine looks like?
— G Bell (@GBell90054004) November 28, 2021
It’s not JUST the blatant hypocrisy, more telling is they all are telling everyone they’re not scared of covid. But want and legislate you to be. NO to that.
— Rick Fritschy (@retromodern2) November 28, 2021
Given Biden a break. No one told him they’d be videoing the trip. If he had known cameras would be in the area he would have been masked for show.
— Bob James (@rockyfort) November 28, 2021
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