On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.
But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.
This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. https://t.co/9l1gw1ljBE— Brit Hume (@Brit Hume)1590445208.0
Before long, Trump himself retweeted the remark — and commenters on social media were quick to respond.
@brithume I don't see a problem so, please, spell it out if you're trying to make a point.— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1590447065.0
@brithume Looks to me like the next Commander-in-Chief. https://t.co/7lSX2O5JsI— Eric Columbus (@Eric Columbus)1590446411.0
@brithume Do you mock people who wear life vests and seatbelts too?— Janet Johnson (@Janet Johnson)1590446404.0
@brithume He looks like someone who doesn’t want to catch or spread the lethal disease that is still classified as… https://t.co/tmD8nZV3Ug— Jamil Smith (@Jamil Smith)1590447120.0
@brithume Is this not an attractive enough look for you Brit? Would a ventilator be better?— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1590447590.0
@brithume It’s not about looking good, it’s about setting a good example which used to be something presidents did— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1590448015.0
@brithume Biden is a badass. the president is a hopped-up-on-drugs bloated creampuff with dainty baby hands danglin… https://t.co/WAEh5zlreh— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1590447281.0
@morninggloria @brithume Yeah I don’t get it on top of the substantive part - that a leader should demonstrate beha… https://t.co/UTgcbmSDMv— Brian Schatz (@Brian Schatz)1590446871.0
@brithume Biden looks 100 times less ridiculous than this https://t.co/sCanfTDr5U— Grudgie the Whale (@Grudgie the Whale)1590446092.0