Before shaking hands with officials at an event this week, the president said Joe Biden coughed into his hand.
Footage shows Biden coughing into his hand as he walks off stage at an event in New Jersey on Monday. He greeted and shook hands with the officers outside the stage. Biden did not wear a mask while greeting people.
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At the New Jersey event, President Biden coughed directly into his hand before shaking hands without a mask. pic.twitter.com/fY6yK2PMZl
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The president recently made headlines for not following health guidelines. A video emerged last week showing Biden and first lady Jill Biden walking around a Washington, D.C. restaurant without masks, as reported by IJR.
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The restaurant, Fiola Mare, includes its mask policy on its website.
“Per CDC guidance and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s executive order, all individuals over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks indoors. In addition to eating and drinking in our restaurants. Must always wear a mask while in. Thank you for your understanding,” the guidelines said.
White House Press Secretary Janet Psaki was asked about the issue at a press briefing.
“I think what you’re referring to is a picture of them walking out of a restaurant after dinner, masks in hand, where they never wore them again. So I’d say, of course. , there are times when we all don’t put on the mask as quickly as we should but I don’t think we should … miss the forest through the trees here,” Saki said.
He continued, “Our goal here is to vaccinate as many people as possible, to ensure that schools and companies across the country can meet the requirements to save as many lives and keep people safe as possible.” Don’t focus too much on moments that don’t reflect general policy.”
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstated the indoor mask mandate in July.
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