House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been quick to attack President Donald Trump for not wearing a mask, but she has her own issues.
The 80-year-old Speaker of the House has been caught in a photograph that shows her wearing a mask that does not even cover her face,” Fox News reported.
Pelosi ironically has called for a national mandate to make every American wear a mask when they leave their homes.
In an interview on the ABC show “This Week,” she said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended wearing a mask but did not mandate it because they did not want to offend the president.
“The president should be an example. Real men wear masks, be an example to the country, wear a mask,” she said. “It’s not about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting others.”
“Is it time to mandate the wearing of masks across the country?” host George Stephanopoulos asked the Speaker.
“Definitely long overdue for that,” she said. “And my understanding that the Centers for Disease Control [and Prevention] has recommended the use of masks but not required it because they don’t want to offend the president.”
She also said that the Senate and White House should pass the $3 trillion coronavirus relief package that the House approved last month.
“It’s time for this administration to take this seriously,” the Speaker said. “As Dr. [Anthony] Fauci said, we have a serious problem ahead.”
“This is life and death, and we do have a plan to again reverse this trend, as well as to kill off this virus,” she said. “We don’t have a vaccine, and we don’t have a cure. God willing and science enabling, we will sometime soon, but until we do, we have the tools to halt the growth of this.”
Masks have been proven to work to help stop the spread of coronavirus and keep people safe, but a look at a tweet from Speaker Pelosi, and the top image on her own website, shows her not taking her own advice.
“Philonise Floyd’s heart-wrenching testimony to @HouseJudiciary left its mark on us all. May this flag, which flew over the Capitol on the day of his brother’s murder, serve as a symbol of our shared commitment to securing justice for George & all victims of police violence,” she said in a tweet that showed her with her mask not protecting her.
Philonise Floyd’s heart-wrenching testimony to @HouseJudiciary left its mark on us all. May this flag, which flew over the Capitol on the day of his brother’s murder, serve as a symbol of our shared commitment to securing justice for George & all victims of police violence. pic.twitter.com/Dl3LXDGF7t
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 10, 2020
The Speaker improperly wearing the mask, and President trump not wearing a mask comes as evidence shows that masks help, Fox News reported.
A study last month from UK researchers concluded that by wearing face masks and physically distancing the economy can safely reopen.
Last week, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projected that if 95 percent of Americans wore masks in public deaths could be reduced by 33,000.
Trump has never been pictured with a mask and told the Wall Street Journal earlier this month he thinks they are a “double-edged sword” because people will get too comfortable and let their guard down while wearing them. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday that the president thinks it is everyone’s “personal choice” to wear a mask or not.