‘The Choice Is Yours’: Biden Demands Americans Wear Masks Until Vaccinated

President Joe Biden tweeted from his official presidential account on Thursday that Americans who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine must continue to wear masks.

“The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do,” Biden said. “The choice is yours.”

Biden, who has drawn scrutiny for wearing a mask outdoors despite being vaccinated, was met with backlash for his ultimatum.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) responded by tweeting, “‘The choice is yours’ sounds an awful lot like a threat, Joe. You have no business issuing fear-based ultimatums to the American people. They have the freedom to choose whatever they please – vaccine or not.”

“Imagine if Donald Trump issued this kind of bulls*** ultimatum. The liberals would have lost their freakin minds (not that they have much up there to begin with, but still),” tweeted conservative pundit Tomi Lahren.

“[If] Trump had been pro-mask from the start & said this now, the woke crowd would be taking to the streets,” tweeted senior Mediate columnist John Ziegler. “This is clearly a move to help the mask cult accept this new edict by making them feel better knowing they can still feel morally superior to, & be allowed to shame, others.”

“lol cool story, dude,” wrote Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire.

Biden has faced questions regarding why he continues to wear a mask in the company of vaccinated people, even though he has also been vaccinated. As The Daily Wire reported:

White House Senior Advisor for Coronavirus Response Andy Slavitt on Thursday answered a question that has dogged the Biden administration lately, saying President Biden wears a mask indoors “because he’s a very important person.”

Slavitt was asked by CNN’s John Berman why Biden wore a face mask during an Oval Office meeting Wednesday with congressional leaders, all of whom are vaccinated against the coronavirus. In a White House video of the meeting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can be seen wearing a face mask as well.

“Part of getting people vaccinated is to tell them that their lives will be different, changed, better, if they get the vaccine,” Berman remarked during Slavitt’s appearance on “New Day,” CNN’s morning program. “So why were they all wearing masks? And what message does that send?”

Berman responded that he thinks vaccinated people are “starting to get a little bit impatient” in wondering what they can do safely, such as taking masks off indoors.

“I think the CDC is getting there step by step,” he said. “So right now you can do pretty much everything outdoors without a mask, you can do everything indoors if you’re around vaccinated people without a mask.”

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