On Monday, a viral video showed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows failing to follow public health precautions on COVID-19 at an event in North Carolina, foregoing a mask and ignoring social distancing.
WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is maskless, shaking hands and kissing cheeks at Trump's event in North Carolina. https://t.co/BEjEDMOD0G— The Recount (@The Recount)1598299115.0
Meadows' behavior earned quick condemnation from commenters on social media. Many remarked that Meadows appears to have learned nothing from pro-Trump businessman Herman Cain, who recently died from the virus.
Mark Meadows is a disease spreader. https://t.co/6a2i1vIdHS— Barbara Malmet (@Barbara Malmet)1598306796.0
Fairly amazing that @MarkMeadows (61 yo) and other conservative politicians keep doing this when it cost Herman Cai… https://t.co/BdJj9NekpD— Clara Jeffery (@Clara Jeffery)1598304620.0
@therecount North Carolina key statistics: 155k cases, 2,560 deaths and new case numbers are trending upwards... sheer irresponsibility.— Hamish Taylor (@Hamish Taylor)1598302159.0
@therecount Since Mark is from NC he should know we have a statewide mask mandate. I think I see one mask in that crowd.— Wes Walser (@Wes Walser)1598304071.0
@NM_Che56 @therecount Nah, too clean for their taste.— Kari, just Kari✌🏽🤪🤟🏾 (@Kari, just Kari✌🏽🤪🤟🏾)1598300528.0
@therecount But North Carolina is in great shape. Cases fell What? They didn't? They're up 25.4% in the past week?… https://t.co/jmNlq5mzg0— (((George Acs)))🇺🇸We Dumped Trump (@(((George Acs)))🇺🇸We Dumped Trump)1598300118.0
@therecount Wow it’s a good thing that he and the people he’s shaking hands with and hugging aren’t in a vulnerable demographic.— Swing State Hustle Michael (@Swing State Hustle Michael)1598299430.0
@therecount Come and get your covid! I got all the covid you could want. We got Handshakes and kisses. Share with a… https://t.co/IL1Zv2Wreb— Scott Squires (@Scott Squires)1598300470.0
@therecount Let's face it that's what this 💩 show really is, a Trumplican rally. Republican party is dead. https://t.co/JTq2eLu9R5— Chappie the cat 🐱 Voted Biden/Harris (@Chappie the cat 🐱 Voted Biden/Harris)1598300532.0