Singer Bette Midler sent out a tweet on Wednesday afternoon criticizing Vice President Mike Pence for not wearing a face mask when he visited the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Tuesday.
In the tweet, Midler also took a swipe at Second Lady Karen Pence.
"#MikePence didn’t wear a mask at a visit to the #MayoClinic because he wanted to look people ‘in the eye,’” Midler said.
“Does he not know the difference between surgical masks & sleep masks?” said Midler. “And does Mother make him wear sleep mask so he can’t see other women in his dreams?”
The term “Mother” is presumably a reference to Mrs. Pence.
“Pence told White House pool reporters after the visit that he is regularly tested for the virus and that he is following CDC guidelines, which he said indicate that masks are useful for preventing transmission of the virus by those who have it.
"‘And since I don't have the coronavirus,’ he said, ‘I thought it'd be a good opportunity for me to be here, to be able to speak to these researchers, these incredible health care personnel and look them in the eye and say thank you.’
“The Mayo Clinic masking policy began April 13 and states all patients and visitors must wear a face covering or mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
"‘Patients and visitors are asked to bring their own face covering or mask to wear. If a patient or visitor does not have a maske, Mayo Clinic will provide one,’ the policy says. ‘This updated masking guidance is based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mayo Clinic experts.’”