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White House Announces President Biden Will Begin Wearing Mask After First Lady Tests Positive For COVID

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Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary under President Joe Biden, told reporters Tuesday that the 80-year-old will immediately begin wearing a face mask in an effort to keep the octagenarian from contracting the same COVID-19 infection that has sickened First Lady Jill Biden.

Jean-Pierre told the gathered press, “President Biden tested negative last night for Covid-19 and tested negative again today.” She added, “He is not experiencing any symptoms. As far as the steps that he is taking, since the president was with the first lady yesterday, he will be masking while indoors and around people in alignment with CDC guidance.”

As reported by our colleagues at DC Enquirer, the Biden administration has been exerting massive pressure on Congress to advance funding for further vaccinations for new variants of the disease that have reportedly emerged in 2023.

KJP noted that “As has been the practice in the past, the president will remove his mask when sufficiently distanced from others indoors and while outside as well. The CDC guidelines recommend a combination of masking testing and monitoring for symptoms the president is doing all of that in close consultation with his physician. There are currently no updates to the White House COVID-19 protocols.”

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As reported by CNN over the Labor Day holiday weekend Jill Biden,72, who was vaccinated and repeatedly boosted nonetheless became infected testing positive Monday and reportedly suffering “mild symptoms” and is being “monitored by the White House medical team.” Her plans to begin teaching the fall semester at Northern Virginia Community College have been placed on hold with her classes to be covered by a substitute her spokeswoman told the outlet. She is currently staying at the Biden family’s Rehoboth Beach Estate in Delaware according to a White House statement.

The announcement came less than a day after a maskless Biden presented the Medal of Honor to Retired Army Capt Larry Taylor, 81, a decorated Vietnam War pilot, and awkwardly walked away before the closing benediction officially ended the ceremony, leaving Capt. Taylor standing on the dais.

Biden was blasted both for his disrespectful, abrupt departure with several minutes remaining in the ceremony and for potentially endangering the heroic veteran. The Blaze reported that Biden was seen wearing a mask before the ceremony, removed it during the prayer, and then delivered remarks from the podium before playing the Medal of Honor around Capt. Taylor’s neck.

Capt. Taylor was honored for rescuing four servicemen by helicopter in defiance of a direct order to leave them behind.

In July, CNN noted Jean-Pierre explained that all visitors who interact with the President are tested for COVID-19  before meeting with him after members of an Israeli delegation tested positive.

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“We have testing protocols when – anytime somebody meets with the president. So, I can tell you that anybody who meets with the president does indeed get tested. I do. We all do.”

As of this report, President Biden is still set to travel to the G20 Summit in India which is already underway on Thursday. It is not known at this time if the President was with his wife in the hours prior to her showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox News was highly critical of Biden for pushing for additional vaccination.

She posted to X, formerly Twitter, “So if double-vaxxed and double boosted didn’t work for the president’s wife, then what’s the point? Remember when Biden told us “you’re not going to get covid if you have these vaccinations…”? BALONEY! Didn’t pharmaceuticals make enough money — or will Joe now try to lock us all down a second time? “

Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) posted that the Biden administration is now spending over $277 million on trials for the “next generation vaccines.”

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