Vice President Joe Biden attended a Memorial Day event on Monday, and to set a good example, he wore a mask on his face. Brit Hume, who used to work for ABC News a long time ago, decided to speak up in a way that reminded us of why he’s fallen so far, he now works at Fox News.
Hume tweeted a photo of Joe Biden wearing a mask and added “This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today.” It this was some of attempt at serious political analysis, it fell decidedly flat. Brit Hume’s tone-deaf hackery promptly got him ripped to pieces:
Because he might look like a grown-ass man who believes in science and wants to set an example about how to save Americans lives? https://t.co/z38Nd179lZ
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 26, 2020
Biden wore a mask in public because he’s public spirited and feels a responsibility to encourage by example others to do the right thing. Whereas it’s never crossed Trump’s mind that he ought to be public spirited. https://t.co/nsf2CabPV5
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 25, 2020
A President takes measures to protect others. That's what a mask does.
That's what a competent President would have done, months ago: on testing, on PPE, on social distancing.
And many fewer Americans would be grieving today. https://t.co/MoDU0qvtMV
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) May 25, 2020
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report