There was an awkward moment Friday when, just an hour after tweeting how he was looking forward to welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to the White House, and under-the-weather President Biden was a no-show, leaving it to Vice President Kamala Harris to fill in.
Biden did meet with Suga later, where he referred to 29-year-old Master’s champion Hideki Matsuyama as a “Japanese boy coming over here.” The two then sat down for a meal of a burger and fries — with Harris looming nearby — and as Brit Hume noticed, Biden, despite being vaccinated and sitting down for a meal, was photographed wearing two masks.
At the White House, it seems, the masks X2 stay on even for the vaccinated and even when they sit down to eat. Hope the prime minister had a protein bar in his pocket. https://t.co/oOv3zxneUf
— Brit Hume (@brithume) April 17, 2021
Japanese PM: When do we get to take off the masks?
The Big Guy: We don’t.
Japanese PM: So then how do we eat?
The Big Guy: We don’t.
— FudgeTosser (@FudgeTosser) April 17, 2021
They could wear those revolutionary nose masks researchers invented for just such an occasion.
— Mr Bob Dobolena (@Grillofitall2) April 17, 2021
Surprised Biden has not found a way for everyone to eat with their masks ON !!!
— Nicholas Crane (@Nichola10104726) April 17, 2021
The plan clearly appears to be to keep us in masks forever. The politicians have gotten a taste of controlling the public's behavior and seem to like it.
— Airish1 (@airish1) April 17, 2021
It’s terrible PR for getting vaccinated.
— Bloviated Jerk (@bloviatedjerk) April 17, 2021
"If you get a vaccine … you’re immune. So act immune." —Ron DeSantis
— The Spector (@johnny_sp29) April 17, 2021
This just looks stupid and there's no science to support it.
— WhoWeAreUS (@WhoWeAreUS1) April 17, 2021
Again the world laughs. This administration is a joke.
— 68046_Harper (@not_a_sheep_99) April 17, 2021
The masks have become a sort of ceremonial symbol much like a powdered wig, a cardinals hat, or a North Korean pin of the dear leaders. It shows your compliance with the state and normality and submission.
— John Williams (@JohnWil18086414) April 17, 2021
The virtue signaling from Biden on the mask issue is starting to backfire. It just makes him look stupid and makes everyone question the efficacy of the vaccines.
— Carolina Patriot (@CarPatriot1) April 17, 2021
He really couldn’t be doing more to convince people the vaccine doesn’t work.
'Horrendous public health messaging': Pres. Biden and VP Harris were doubled-masked while meeting the Japanese PM https://t.co/9LSw5IQaxR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 17, 2021