Joe Biden, on Memorial Day, visited and laid a wreath at the Veterans Memorial Park in New Castle, Delaware. Joe and Jill Biden were wearing masks, as were most of the personnel around them. Joe looked mighty good, dignified and debonair on this solemn occasion.
This was the first time since March 15 that Biden has been seen in public; he has remained in isolation at his home in Wilmington, Delaware as prescribed by health authorities and the state government to protect the elderly and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Responding to a reporter, Biden said — “Never forget the sacrifices that these men and women made. Never, ever, forget.”
Joe Biden places wreath at veterans memorial in Delaware https://t.co/gDTyH36ZhC
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 25, 2020
Here are a few more images and additional coverage of the event.
While wearing a mask, Joe Biden makes his first public appearance in two months to lay a wreath at Veteran's Memorial Park in Delaware on Memorial Day https://t.co/fDCHpb9F9P pic.twitter.com/R3S3AZ8Wwm
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 25, 2020
Dr. Jill and Joe Biden lay a #MemorialDay wreath in Delaware today. This is what a real manly man looks like—not afraid to wear a mask out of fear of looking foolish. Joe Biden is a real man. Thank you @JoeBiden! #HonorTheFallen pic.twitter.com/rBfILneZm2
— Ms. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) May 25, 2020
Joe Biden has made his first in-person appearance in more than two months as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home. https://t.co/Rtd3RmZoAH
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 25, 2020
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 26, 2020
The Joe Biden masked look and the solemn occasion were noticed by right-wing media and Brit Hume of Fox News, who had to come up with something quick to trash the very presidential performance by Biden, given that trump does not wear a mask except for the one time he wore one for a few minutes at the Ford factor. So, Brit Hume tweeted this —
This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020
The occupant of the White House re-tweeted this as well. Looks like Brit Hume, like most right-wingers, is trying to get his tweets posted on trump’s twitter page. His paycheck probably depends on it.
Who knows what message Brit was trying to send to trump supporters, but it seemed to be aimed at feeding the crazed opposition in right-wing world to masks, social-distancing, science, doctors and competence. Perhaps, Fox is concerned that Biden looked handsome and presidential and the electorate might catch on.
Journalists and writers were quick to drown out Hume’s ugly message with a barrage of simple truths. Hopefully, this will be a learning moment for Hume, but we doubt it.
— Judith Feldman (@JudithFeldman89) May 26, 2020
Is it me or the Democratic Party seems more of a pro-life Party than the GOP?
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) May 25, 2020
Do you mock people who wear life vests and seatbelts too?
— Janet Johnson (@JJohnsonLaw) May 25, 2020
— Mónica 6ft Apart (@Moniorti) May 25, 2020
Ditto for me and my husband Brit.Hopefully the majority of people who read what I suppose you thought came off as 'witty',see the tweet for what it really was – snarky and pathetic. Be careful -it appears tRumpf's lack of a moral center is contagious and you are succumbing to it.
— Rochelle Winston Davies (@RochelleDavie13) May 26, 2020
Biden is wearing one because science says it stops the spread, and he is being respectful of his fellow Americans.This saddens me honestly Brit, because I don’t agree with your politics, but I respected your PoV before Trump. You have gone down the conspiracy theorist hole.
What—and I cannot stress this enough—the fuck is wrong with you?It’s not about HOW YOU LOOK… it’s about WHAT IT DOES…
Biden is a badass. the president is a hopped-up-on-drugs bloated creampuff with dainty baby hands dangling from his withered t-rex arms, teetering on 3″ lifts in his shoes and a girdle that makes him pitch forward like he’s about to face-plant. but whatever you say, Brit
Yeah Britt, because Trump doesn’t look ridiculous enough in public with the raccoon look with orange face paint and a rat on his head, teetering over like an overweight penguin with a red tie hanging over his man boobs to below his massive waistline, all while wearing diapers.
Nah it’s because Trump is an insecure narcissist and he wears easily smearable orange face paint.
I don't usually get this mad or use profanity, I guess there's something about THE 100,000 PREVENTABLE AMERICAN DEATHS that causes me to be less than civil to the "men" who encouraged Donald Trump to believe his pathetic insecurities are more important than 100,000 innocent lives
— Seth Abramson (@🏠) (@SethAbramson) May 26, 2020
Brit even doubled down on the crass tweet — he must love punishment.
@JoeBiden wore a mask and with that he unveils Brit Hume’s total ignorance about science and the value of exemplary action.
— Physical Distance Singh, MD 🌊 (@LabyrinthWeaver) May 26, 2020
It’s not the mask, it’s what’s behind it that matters and makes you look good.
We agree, that’s what a Commander-in-Chief looks like.
Looks to me like the next Commander-in-Chief. pic.twitter.com/7lSX2O5JsI
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) May 25, 2020
One can expect that this is what right-wing world and its infestation of Russian and American bots will do from now until November, throwing vile juvenile insults at Joe Biden and Democrats in general, since they cannot win on their ideas or their record and their base has been trained into relishing innuendos and lies. Let’s stay vigilant and keep neutralizing their ugly message, while spreading the truth about Democrats, Joe Biden and the Coronavirus pandemic.