Fox News political analyst Brit Hume was excoriated on social media after he made fun of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for wearing a protective face mask to a Memorial Day observance in his home state of Delaware.
Taking to Twitter, Hume posted this:
This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020
What Hume failed to mention is that Biden is acting in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which specifically urge all Americans to wear a face mask when out in public as a way to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus and protect those who are most at risk of contracting the disease.
President Donald Trump also retweeted Hume’s mocking of Biden, and it wasn’t long before the internet lit up with criticism of Hume for daring to take a cheap shot at Biden for being a leader and doing the right thing:
You are garbage
Delete this shitty, inhumane tweet trying to convince folks not to wear masks during a fucking *global pandemic*, post an apology to the nation’s first responders and COVID-19 dead, wait an hour, then delete your account and retire from public life you sad goblin
— Seth Abramson (@?) (@SethAbramson) May 26, 2020
This was really a marvelous self-own on your part, Brit. Perhaps someday you’ll be aware enough to see that.
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) May 26, 2020
Trump doesn’t wear a mask in public because he’s afraid of what the press might say. That makes him a coward in my book. Anyone who is afraid of looking bad is cowardly.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 26, 2020
He looks like someone who doesn’t want to catch or spread the lethal disease that is still classified as a pandemic and for which there is no cure. Machismo, sadly, does not ward it off.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) May 25, 2020
Do you mock people who wear life vests and seatbelts too?
— Janet Johnson (@JJohnsonLaw) May 25, 2020
Yeah Britt, because Trump doesn’t look ridiculous enough in public with the raccoon look with orange face paint and a rat on his head, teetering over like an overweight penguin with a red tie hanging over his man boobs to below his massive waistline, all while wearing diapers.
— Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) May 26, 2020
Could be worse, he could look like this! pic.twitter.com/PkvZK9fwY8
— Unmanned Drone (@deathstarFPO) May 26, 2020
But you’re cool with makeup, bobby pins, bronzer and tape?
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) May 26, 2020
Really? Following CDC guidelines, keeping the people around him safe, taking appropriate precautions while out in public, setting an example for others. In other words, #leadership. It isn’t about how we look in a mask, it’s about public health. #Biden2020
— Eleanor Biddulph (@elbiddulph) May 26, 2020
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