Since Day One of his administration, Joe Biden has been his own worst enemy when it comes to mask-wearing and the coronavirus vaccine.
Literally within hours of his inauguration, he was breaking his own mandate on wearing masks on federal property along with members of his family. When asked about it the next day, White House press secretary Jen Psaki proclaimed there were more pressing issues to deal with under the new administration than the President of the United States breaking his own rules on an issue he made central to his campaign.
Because the rules are only for the little people, you know.
It got worse after that, between a fully-vaccinated Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wearing masks outside after visiting former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in May to Vice President Kamala Harris and “First Gentleman” Doug Emhoff – both of who are also fully vaccinated – kissing each other with their masks on outside before she prepared to board a plane that same week.
Add on to that Biden stating in July that you couldn’t catch COVID if you got the vaccine, which is inarguably not true.
Fast forward to late September, when we are all being told to take extra precautions to keep ourselves safe from the Delta variant, especially when we are in close proximity to others. How is Joe Biden demonstrating his commitment to taking extra precautions? Here’s what he was doing at last night’s Congressional Baseball Game on the field:
Joe Biden maskless at a baseball game.
No social distancing either.
Guess we are taking a break from the show tonight.
— Christian Ziegler 🇺🇸 (@ChrisMZiegler) September 29, 2021
Adding the #CongressionalBaseballGame to the list of places COVID-19 doesn’t strike.
Unfortunately it still hits in schools and on airplanes so keep masking up there. pic.twitter.com/9VMy5XluyY
— Prison Mitch (@MidnightMitch) September 30, 2021
But while he wasn’t wearing a mask while chitchatting with the red and blue teams, and the crowd, he did take a moment to don a mask during his meeting with … the Washington Nationals mascots:
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) September 30, 2021
With all that in mind, you might be mildly amused to find out that during Wednesday’s press briefing, Psaki told a reporter who asked about Biden’s declining poll numbers on his handling of the pandemic that it was unvaccinated Americans’ fault that his numbers were dropping:
“Well, we think it’s more a reflection of people being sick and tired of COVID. And tired — some of that is a reflection of people who are vaccinated being frustrated that there is still a percentage of the population who are not vaccinated, and that’s impacting their daily lives.”
I’m sure his tanking numbers have nothing to do with the fact that Biden and his administration — and other Democrats — have sent decidedly mixed messaging from the start, including giving off a “rules for thee but not for me” vibe. Nothing whatsoever.