In what appears to have been an international incident — to the Karens of America, that is — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was caught on camera in the Czech Republic on Tuesday — carelessly drinking beer with a group of fellow reckless, “un-distanced,” “maskless” hooligans!
Pompeo arrived in the Czech Republic to open a five-day visit to Central Europe with an agenda including China’s role in 5G network construction, and Europe’s energy dependence on Russia.
However, The Recount, among other lefty websites, wasn’t having any of the Secretary’s irresponsible, beer-drinking shenanigans.
Sec. of State Mike Pompeo is enjoying a beer with an un-distanced maskless group in the Czech Republic. pic.twitter.com/7t5BKsawp0
— The Recount (@therecount) August 11, 2020
As to be expected, the Twittersphere fell into two basic groups. One group reacted as if Pompeo and his fellow-beer drinkers were caught gleefully frolicking in the streets of Prague — every one of them infected with COVID, grabbing passersby, and kissing them on the lips.
There is something horribly grotesque about this scene.
— Eric Kyle (@ewkyle) August 11, 2020
Not surprised. MAGAs love hurting people.
— Georgia Blue (@TGalore2) August 11, 2020
Maybe Pompeo will bring a little gift back to Trump from this meeting
— Amber 😷 (@call210) August 11, 2020
JUST CELEBRATING THE CORRUPTION OF THIS ADMINISTRATION…https://t.co/12m1ipYhNu
— Nicholas (@nikstift) August 11, 2020
Why are they there? Can’t help American ppl but sure like to spend taxpayers money on their travel.
— Trish 💜☕️🍷 (@Trish5_Here) August 11, 2020
Troubled Trump Regime is Rife with Absurdity & Absolute Anti-Role-Models!
— MakingTheGrade (@hagjrg) August 11, 2020
Nice hope he catches it.
— Eb (@baygurl1) August 11, 2020
And aptly-named “Seattle USA” used the Pompeo beer-drinking “scandal” as an excuse to take a shot at Donald Trump over his recent comments about children being “almost immune” to COVID.
— Seattle USA 🇺🇸 (@usa_seattle) August 11, 2020
The other group was primarily focused on the first group, which is where the real fun began. First, the obvious.
— gillian 🇺🇸 geeyon (@gillianbdoll) August 11, 2020
The horror. 😱
— catie lord (@tudsgrl) August 11, 2020
I find it refreshing to see a scene that depicts some sort of normalcy. I had drinks with my neighbors last weekend. At the same table. Without masks…
— SilverBelle 🇺🇸🦩 (@Silver_Fox_70) August 11, 2020
@SecPompeo Sir, it looks to me like you were hard at work! Amazing what conversations and bonds can be made over a beer or two! I have no doubt, the Czech People found this as refreshing as I did!
— Mike Sprouse (@realconcreteman) August 11, 2020
Katie Pavlich weighed in.
Oh noes! They’re having fun! And they’re doing it in a way they would be allowed to in many outdoor restaurants/gatherings in America today under current opening phases and rules https://t.co/3iuD8NkTZ0
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 11, 2020
And JD took a shot at the hypocrisy of the Left over its “crickets” about maskless
Love seeing these peaceful protests
— JD Sports Betting (@JDBetsFL) August 11, 2020
Finally, the feigned shock.
I had lunch yesterday on an outside patio with coworkers and we didn’t have our masks on while eating and drinking and it was legal! The horror! pic.twitter.com/FQz7P5wHhX
— Mr. X (@MrX_) August 11, 2020
And on it went. To mask or not, that remains the question.
Speaking of masks, as I reported Sunday, as if masks weren’t already contentious enough, two dentists in New York say too much mask wearing can lead to all sorts of nasty things, including cavities, receding gum, decaying teeth, stinky breath, and more seriously, strokes and increased risk of heart attacks.
Serious stuff. I think I’ll go find some maskless beer drinkers and decide on my next mask-related move. “Un-distanced” maskless beer drinkers, that is.
Meanwhile, ponder this YouTuber’s thoughts for a while — you’ll be glad you did.
H/T ~ Twitchy