Psaki Defend's Biden's Mask-Wearing Virtue Signaling During Virtual Meeting with World Leaders

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021 2:25 PM
Psaki Defend's Biden's Mask-Wearing Virtue Signaling During Virtual Meeting with World Leaders

Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki took the podium on Monday afternoon, and was pressed on President Joe Biden’s recent virtue signaling with mask-wearing. The president participated in a Zoom call with world leaders while masked, despite being fully vaccinated.

When pressed by Fox News’ Peter Doocy, Psaki maintained that Biden was attempting to showcase that he was “sending a message to the world that he is putting in place precautions” as leader of the free world.

She went on to claim that there were "additional staff and personnel" present, which is why the president elected to mask-up. The president's own CDC's guidance says that mask-wearing is not entirely necessary once individuals are fully vaccinated. Psaki did not clearly indicate whether or not the president would be masked during his first address to the Joint Session of Congress, which is set for Wednesday.