Neanderthal thinking, it seems, is alive and well at the White House.
That’s the term President Joe Biden coined for anyone who doesn’t wear a mask. Last month, in the wake of announcements by Mississippi and Texas that they were removing mask requirements and allowing businesses to reopen at full capacity, he told reporters, “I hope everybody’s realized by now, these masks make a difference.”
“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything is fine, take off your masks, forget it. It still matters,” Biden said.
NEW: President Biden calls Texas and Mississippi decisions to end mask mandates “a big mistake” and criticizes what he views as “Neanderthal thinking” after CDC warned against complacency in the face of emerging coronavirus variants on Monday. pic.twitter.com/Mmdln3gNG6
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 3, 2021