Nancy Pelosi: Only ‘Real Men Wear Masks’
House speaker urges Americans not to leave house without a mask
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Americans to wear masks to protect themselves and others against the coronavirus.
During a press conference on Thursday, the House speaker said she was concerned about people going out without masks as America prepares to reopen for business.
“Sadly, in terms of people wanting to get out, and not doing so with a mask," Pelosi said.
"Real men wear masks we always say,” Pelosi said.
Speaker Pelosi: "Real men wear masks, we always say." pic.twitter.com/4NjrG36QUn— The Recount (@therecount) June 11, 2020
In some states and cities, masks have become mandatory.
President Donald Trump faced criticism from Democrats for not wearing a mask during public appearances.
Former Vice President Joe Biden called Trump an “absolute fool” for not wearing a mask during a Memorial Day ceremony.
Biden said at the time:
“It’s just absolutely — this macho stuff, for a guy — I shouldn’t get going. But it’s cost people lives."
"It’s costing people’s lives."
"Like I said, we’re almost 100,000 dead today. 100,000 people. Columbia study showing, if he had just started a week earlier, we would have saved thousands of lives. I mean, this is a tragedy,” Biden said.
Last month, Democrat governors urged residents to wear masks, appealing to those who want to appear virtuous.
On Tuesday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) said, wearing signified “strength.”
“A face covering signifies strength and compassion for others,” Cooper said.
“Wearing one shows that you care about other people’s health.”
Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said that wearing a mask was “cool," suggesting he wanted to sign an executive order that said, “Wearing a mask is officially cool.”