Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Monday got blasted on social media when he walked out of the White House wearing a face mask improperly and leaving his nostrils exposed.
According to CNN's Kaitlan Collins, Kudlow told reporters that he wanted to wear a mask "because reporters are wearing them and he’s been encouraging mask-wearing lately."
However, medical experts say that wearing a face mask that doesn't cover your nose is close to useless, as it still allows nasal droplets to escape into the air.
Kudlow's botched face mask gambit was widely mocked on Twitter -- check out some reactions below.
@JamesSNYC @JonLemire https://t.co/1Am6weNJkD— ScottG (@ScottG) 1595865079.0
@JonLemire Kudlow is wrong about everything, including how to wear a mask.— Emily Kathryn (@Emily Kathryn) 1595864966.0
@JonLemire Larry Kudlow, in addition to not understanding how the economy works, also fails to understand how the respiratory system works.— Heath McKenny (@Heath McKenny) 1595865674.0
🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ over your nose, Larry, over your nose. https://t.co/1XaVbNyTAa— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1595865495.0
The mask is under his nose. Like wearing a speedo with your penis hanging out. He is a moron. https://t.co/BDlAeGM8ub— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@Spiro Agnew’s Ghost) 1595865317.0
Of course Larry Kudlow is wearing his mask wrong because Larry kudlow is (say it with me) wrong about everything al… https://t.co/Q0xPuHoiSg— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1595865109.0
Apparently @larry_kudlow's knowledge of the economy is rivaled only by his understanding of how to wear a mask prop… https://t.co/0EwYPHVBgv— Jesse Damiani (@Jesse Damiani) 1595865748.0
The idea is to put it OVER your nose. Gezus. https://t.co/wqgXkX9i7L— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1595865621.0
Larry Kudlow - doesn't know how to wear a mask - said in February that COVID-19 was "contained" - said in June t… https://t.co/1o8TaMdR1u— Swing Left (@Swing Left) 1595866446.0
With the mask positioned this way, who knows what will go up Larry Kudlow's nose. Then again ...— Richard W. Painter (@Richard W. Painter) 1595866369.0