Just as with Trump, and with Obama, it is going to be interesting to point out the non-conformities between actions and policy, especially with the increasingly rancorous political tension that exists and continues to grow between the parties.
FOX News thus reports with interest that hours after signing an Executive Order mandating masks on federal property, Biden appeared on Federal property without a mask and in violation of his own orders.
President Biden faced criticism for removing his face mask while visiting the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday night hours after signing an executive order requiring masks on federal property to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“Wearing masks isn’t a partisan issue – it’s a patriotic act that can save countless lives. That’s why I signed an executive order today issuing a mask mandate on federal property. It’s time to mask up, America,” Biden wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night.
Conservatives were quick to call Biden out.
“Does Joe Biden’s new executive order mandating masks on federal property not apply to Joe Biden while he’s on federal property? Because here he is at the Lincoln Memorial with no mask just hours after signing it,” Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk wrote on Twitter.
“Biden signed a mask mandate requiring everyone who is on federal land to have to wear masks. Here is Biden tonight at the Lincoln Memorial, which is on federal land, not wearing a mask,” The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra wrote on Twitter.
Biden’s executive order, the “100-day masking challenge,” will require masks and social distancing in all federal buildings, on all federal land and by federal employees and contractors, and on airlines, trains and transit systems traveling between states.
While a president cannot tell state and local officials what to require, Biden’s order will urge states to enact their own mandates. Most states have already done so.
During his inaugural address, the new commander in chief warned that the nation’s “darkest and most deadly” coronavirus pandemic days could be ahead of it. (source)
Watch for a trend of non-conformity between Biden’s words and his actions, and for the mainstream press to overlook this conveniently.
It is going to be an interesting four years.