Democrat President Joe Biden has been slammed on social media after the White House announced plans to bring back indoor masking.
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre updated the press room on the new “precautions.”
Jean-Pierre revealed that Biden will now be wearing masks indoors, and require others around him to do the same, for the foreseeable future.
The move comes following a statement on Monday that “fully vaccinated” First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19.
“I can tell you that the first lady is experiencing mild symptoms and will remain in Delaware for the week,” Jean-Pierre said.
“President Biden tested negative last night for COVID-19 and tested negative again today.
“He’s not experiencing any symptoms.
“As far as the steps he is taking since the president was with the first lady yesterday, he will be masking while indoors and around people in alignment with CDC guidance.”
“As has been the practice in the past, the president will remove his mask when sufficiently distant from others indoors and while outside as well,” she added.
Biden’s return to indoor masking ignited a backlash on Twitter/X.
Many argue that the move indicates that mask mandates for the public will be returning.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) spokesman Chad Gilmartin reminded his followers:
“‘I’m going to shut down the virus.’ — Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign promise.”
Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Bruce Fenton wrote: “The conspiracy theorists were right again.
“These loony psychopaths are going to try to bring masks back.
“Nope. We aren’t playing this time.”
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich commented: “Your regular reminder that masks are garbage against COVID/Wuhan coronavirus and do not work.
“In fact, they cause harm with lung damage and cancerous materials.
“Not to mention the massive environmental pollution.”
Investigative reporter Emily Miller wrote: “Biden masking again because he’s been around Jill is such nonsense fearmongering.”
Podcast host Bryan Dean Wright joked: “Good.
“Easier to spot crazy people.”
RealClearInvestigations editor-at-large Benjamin Weingarten posted: “They never stop. They never quit.”
Jean-Pierre also said that Biden will be tested on a regular “cadence” as determined by his physician.
She added that all travelers will be tested before Biden’s trip to India on Thursday.
“We are in a very good position to deal with COVID-19 in the fall, and we’re going to continue to listen to the experts as we move forward,” Jean-Pierre said.
Jill Biden tested positive despite being “double-vaccinated” and twice “boosted” against Covid, according to a statement from the first lady’s communications office.
As she “recovers” from the “mild symptoms,” Jill Biden is currently staying at the family’s luxury home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
This marks the second time Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19.
The first time was in August 2022 when the first lady was staying at a private residence in South Carolina.