Psaki on Biden Not Wearing a Mask While Shopping Indoors: ‘The President Is Somebody Who Follows’ CDC Advice

By Melanie Arter | November 30, 2021 | 2:02pm EST
President Joe Biden departs the White House in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2021. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
President Joe Biden departs the White House in Washington, DC, on November 30, 2021. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki insisted Monday that President Joe Biden follows CDC recommendations despite being seen shopping indoors over the weekend without wearing his mask.

“We saw the president shopping indoors on Saturday behind glass that says ‘face covering required,’ but his face was uncovered. Why?” Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked.

 
PSAKI: The president is somebody who follows the recommendations and the advice of the CDC. I don’t know what the circumstances were of that particular moment. 
 
DOOCY: He was shopping in a store, and on the glass outside, it said ‘face covering required,’ and we could see him inside, and his face was uncovered.
 
PSAKI: Well again, Peter, our recommendation and advice continues to be for people to wear masks when they are required in establishments. I don’t know what this establishment was. The president obviously follows the health — the advice of his health and medical team.
 
DOOCY: Is there concern that when the president says today ‘Please wear your mask indoors in public settings around other people’ and he doesn’t do that, that it’s going to make it harder to get people to follow him?
 
PSAKI: I think you see — the American people and all of you see the president wearing a mask every time he comes out to an event, when he’s sitting in meetings, and certainly, he will continue to model behavior he hopes the American people will follow — not for his benefit, but to save their own lives and the lives of their friends and neighbors.
 

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