Hosts of Fox News on Monday noted that President Donald Trump is refusing to take his own advice when it comes to preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
As Trump arrived in Florida Monday morning, live video showed the president shaking hands with enthusiastic supporters.
“In this era when shaking hands is a no-no for many people, the president is not showing any concerns about that at all,” host Jon Scott noted. “He’s glad-handing this entire rope line.”
“Remarkable!” co-host Sandra Smith agreed. “Here’s the president just touched down and the DOW selling off 1,600 points.”
Trump recently told Fox News that the practice of shaking hands is not advisable during a pandemic.
“I always felt the concept wasn’t good,” the president explained to Fox News last week. “You read a lot of medical reports [and] it’s not good now.”
Watch the video below from Fox News.
CPAC and AIPAC attendees had #cornoravirus. Influential Republicans and Administration members were at both.Trump was at CPAC. He is now shaking hands with crowds in Florida. Cool cool.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) March 9, 2020
Ex-cops indicted in fatal shooting of Black woman and ‘public torture’ of Black man in separate incidents
Two former Mississippi police officers were indicted in the brutal beating of a Black motorist, and one of them was also charged in an unrelated fatal shooting.
Wade Robertson, 28, and Bryce Gilbert, 27, were charged with aggravated assault in the 2018 beating of James Barnett, and Robertson was also charged with manslaughter in the 2019 shooting death of Dominique Henry, reported The Laurel Leader-Call.
Quarantine, racial strife, Trump have Michelle Obama feeling down
Former First Lady Michelle Obama said she is suffering from "low-grade depression" from coronavirus quarantine, racial strife in the United States and the "hypocrisy" of the Trump administration.
Obama made the remarks in the latest episode of "The Michelle Obama Podcast" released on Spotify on Wednesday.
"I'm waking up in the middle of the night because I'm worrying about something or there's a heaviness," the 56-year-old former First Lady said.
"I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine, where I just have felt too low," she said.
Another watchdog at US State Department abruptly gone
The internal watchdog looking into accusations against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly quit Wednesday, just months after his predecessor was fired.
The State Department's acting inspector general, Stephen Akard, is a longtime aide to Vice President Mike Pence and his installation in May had widely been seen as a way to keep a friendly figure in the role.
Akard informed colleagues that he is "returning to the private sector after years of public service," a State Department spokesperson said.
"We appreciate his dedication to the Department and to our country."
But Akard's departure comes just as his office finalizes a report on Pompeo's controversial decision to bypass Congress to sell $8.1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies.