Photo of Bidens’ Maskless Visit with Elderly and Frail Carters Goes Viral
Biden faces backlash for bizarre photo op
Democrat Joe Biden posed for what has been described as a bizarre 'maskless' photo with First Lady Jill Biden, former President Jimmy Carter, and his wife Rosalynn.
Despite the Bidens wearing masks outside, they thought it would be appropriate to take them off in order to sit inches away from an elderly and frail couple in a confined space.
Yes, it makes sense.
As the Bidens left the Carter home, they put their masks back on.
But being indoors with two very frail people in their nineties while not wearing masks does seem somewhat risky.
According to CDC guidelines, it's okay for the fully vaccinated to be together indoors without a mask and without social distancing.
The Carters are fully vaccinated, meaning Biden did not violate CDC rules.
As The Daily Mail reported:
The Carters live in a two-bedroom rancher that the president built himself since before he entered the White House.
Both the Carters are in their 90s and have also been vaccinated against COVID-19. Jimmy Carter is 96, and his wife Rosalynn is 93.
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library released the photo of the visit, with presidential historian Michael Bechloss posting it to Twitter on Monday night.
There were some humorous responses to the photo on Twitter.
One noted the bizarre out of proportion size of the Bidens compared to the Carters:
There. I fixed it. pic.twitter.com/dmjLiX3oXk— 🌊 Deonardo La Vinci 🌊 (@DeonardoLeVinci) May 4, 2021
"The Bidens aren't particularly tall or large people. So what the heck happened to the Carters? Were they washed and then left in the dryer too long?"
.@JackPosobiec The Bidens aren't particularly tall or large people. So what the heck happened to the Carters? Were they washed and then left in the dryer too long?— MaryfromMarin (@MaryfromMarin) May 4, 2021
One Twitter user wrote:
"So Biden only wears his mask outside and thinks it's a good idea to take pictures next to 90-year-olds without one."
So Biden only wears his mask outside and thinks its a good idea to take pictures next to 90 year olds without one.— Steven Pearce (@Page08) May 4, 2021
"Jill and Joe are 6 ft in front of the carters. It's that weird optical illusion again like joes hand appear in front of the mic during that interview on the lawn."
Jill and joe are 6 ft in front of the carters. Its that weird optical illusion again like joes hand appear in front of the mic during that interview on the lawn.— N00BK1ng (@Bk1ngN00) May 4, 2021