Anti-maskers revolt against Trump's surgeon general after he begs them to stop buying into conspiracy theories
Surgeon General Jerome Adams (NBC News)

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.