PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor called out White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for speaking to reporters this morning without a mask:
WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, speaking to reporters without a mask, says that WH mandates social distancing as much as “practical.” He adds that the outbreak makes clear that treatments need to be developed.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 7, 2020
But she left out the important detail that he was wearing a mask and he told reporters to back up before he took it off to speak with them. Here’s video proof:
I’ve been with him. Meadows has been wearing a mask everywhere—including this morning, where he briefly removed it to answer questions and told reporters to “stay back” before taking it off. Here’s the video. https://t.co/lfy23dNkt4 pic.twitter.com/Q5iqM3eaeN
— Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) October 7, 2020
What a fraud she is. This changes the entire tone of her tweet:
What @Yamiche didn’t know when she tweeted this lie is that there is video of @MarkMeadows actually wearing a mask and asking reporters to move back before removing his mask to answer their questions.
Yamiche is not a reporter, she is a lying fraud.
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) October 7, 2020
And the problem with her spin is that blue-checks are now sharing it as if it were true:
One of the few people having regular contact with the symptomatic, contagious commander in chief still refuses to wear a mask. https://t.co/JTZt9BvoZ6
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 7, 2020
She really needs to delete that tweet before this gets out of hand.