President Joe Biden, who is fully vaccinated but still wears a mask outdoors, argued Friday that it is the “patriotic responsibility” of Americans to mask-up despite loosened Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
Biden was asked during an interview with TODAY if he’s going to “shed” his mask outdoors, in accordance with the new recommendations.
“Sure,” Biden responded. “But what I’m gonna do, though, because the likelihood of my being outside and people not coming up to me is not very high.”
“So, it’s like, look, you and I took our masks off when I came in, because look at the distance we are,” he told host Craig Melvin. “But if we in fact were sitting there talking to one another close, I’d have my mask on, and I’d bet you’d have your mask on even though we’ve both been vaccinated.”
“It’s a small precaution to take that has a profound impact. It’s a patriotic responsibility for God’s sake,” POTUS claimed.