Democrats are hypocrites, especially when it comes to "rules for thee but not for me." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to use a public gym minutes before public facilities were ordered to close to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. Apparently the order was important enough for every other New Yorker to follow but not for him.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot decided to follow in de Blasio's footsteps and put herself above Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzke's stay-at-home order. Even though salons and barbershops across the state are currently closed, Lightfoot decided to get a haircut, the Chicago Tribune reported.
When asked about defying the order, she said there wasn't a problem because her stylist wore a face mask and gloves while cutting her hair.
“I think what really people want to talk about is, we’re talking about people dying here. We’re talking about significant health disparities. I think that’s what people care most about,” Lightfoot said, trying to deflect. “The woman who cut my hair had a mask and gloves on so we are, I am practicing what I’m preaching.”
But the real kicker: Lightfoot believes her haircut was considered essential because she's "the public face of this city."
"I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye," she stated.
“I’m a person who, I take my personal hygiene very seriously. As I said, I felt like I needed to have a haircut,” Lightfoot said. “I’m not able to do that myself, so I got a haircut. You want to talk more about that?”
People in the city were rightfully upset because Lightfoot did this after pushing her "Stay Home, Save Lives" public service announcement campaign. The goal was to encourage Chicagoans to stay home and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, especially as the city sees an uptick in cases.
I don’t have much time to myself these days, but I felt I needed to make sure everyone knows how I feel about this Stay at Home Order. Which one motivates you the most to stay at home? #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/pDbCdySMQk— Mayor Lightfoot #StayHomeSaveLives (@chicagosmayor) March 30, 2020
This is another example of the elite thinking they're better than everyone else, that the rules don't apply to them and, quite frankly, that because they make the rules that they don't have to follow them.
It's amazing that she believes she's practicing what she's preaching.