Video footage from Kearny, New Jersey shows Democrat President Joe Biden coughing into his hand before exiting the stage and interacting with various members of the audience who are masked, touching them, shaking their hands, and coming within the six-feet social distancing limit recommended by health experts.
Biden’s behavior raised eyebrows on social media, particularly in light of the fact that he routinely ridicules Americans who do not wear masks, take vaccines, practice social distancing, or otherwise conduct themselves in a way that does not conform with the opinions of Anthony Fauci.
WATCH: Joe Biden coughs into his hand, then proceeds to shake hands with people. pic.twitter.com/sitSWQHvyt
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Biden’s personal hypocrisy on masking was excused by spokesperson Jen Psaki last week it purportedly “doesn’t reflect overarching policy”:
“There is a mask requirement inside D.C. restaurants, yet President Biden and the first lady were not wearing masks while walking around a D.C. restaurant on Saturday. Why?” Fox news’ Peter Doocy asked on Monday.
“Well, I think what you are referring to is a photo of them walking out of a restaurant after they had eaten, masks in hand, where they had not put them back on yet,” Psaki replied, without providing a shred of evidence for this claim. “So I would say of course there are moments when we all don’t put masks back on as quickly as we should. But I don’t think we should lose, miss, lose the forest through the trees here, in that our objective is to get more people vaccinated, make sure that schools and companies around the country can put in place requirements to save more lives and keep people safe and, uh, you know, not overly focus on moments in time that don’t really reflect overarching policy.”