Surgeon General Jerome Adams went on "Fox & Friends" on Monday and begged viewers to stop buying into conspiracy theories about public health recommendations about wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Directly addressing Fox viewers, the Trump surgeon general all but begged them to take the pandemic seriously and to wear masks.
"I'm pleading with your viewers, I'm begging you, please understand that we are not trying to take away your freedoms when we say wear a face covering," Adams said.
However, many anti-maskers were not buying Adams's pleas, and claimed that he must be part of a global conspiracy led by public health experts to destroy freedom in the United States.
Check out some reactions below.
@EmilyRoseFinn @Surgeon_General but it´s an attempt to take away our breathe— Francisco Castelo Branco (@Francisco Castelo Branco) 1595247624.0
@EmilyRoseFinn @Surgeon_General It's a beta test for how far they can push Americans.— Special K. (@Special K.) 1595247706.0
@EmilyRoseFinn @Surgeon_General The GATES OF HELL won't stop for a mask+ lol— ISRAEL**➕MORNINGSTAR**⭐#TEAMTMOBILE➕⭐🇮🇱👁️➕ (@ISRAEL**➕MORNINGSTAR**⭐#TEAMTMOBILE➕⭐🇮🇱👁️➕) 1595247432.0
@_StephanieMyers Well Jerome, you can bite a stump!— Levim429 (@Levim429) 1595247108.0
@Surgeon_General @foxandfriends Why a mask in your profile pic? Fear mongering at its finest— Levim429 (@Levim429) 1595244402.0
@Surgeon_General @foxandfriends It’s always political! 4 months into a pandemic, Marxist/communist insurrection att… https://t.co/vBdbEIVxnH— liltigerlil (@liltigerlil) 1595246719.0
@Surgeon_General @foxandfriends you sold us out.....— QuitUrCryin (@QuitUrCryin) 1595245656.0
@Surgeon_General @foxandfriends Both the Surgeon General and Fox & Friends are lying about the success of hydroxych… https://t.co/LzNG1bWIHx— MeMe (@MeMe) 1595246829.0