Trump strikes: Following Biden’s attendance at a Memorial Day event for veterans, the president retweeted remarks made by Fox News host Brit Hume.
The reaction: While many conservatives mocked Biden’s appearance, liberals insisted he looked “pretty badass”:
This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020
- MSNBC contributor and University of Alabama law professor Joyce Alene said Biden’s mask made him look “like a president & a leader.”
- “This is what a real manly man looks like,” declared one popular Twitter personality.
- And Scott Collura, an executive editor for gaming website IGN, tweeted that Biden was “freaking styling” in his mask.
In this outdoor setting where he was only physically close to his wife, masks were completely unnecessary. But masks have become a form of political signaling for the left, an expression of virtuous obedience to the lockdown and hostility to Trump. So the Bidens wore them. https://t.co/FNZpaR4PVz— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) May 25, 2020