President Biden lashed out at Fox News reporter Peter Doocy following vaccination announcement
President Biden snapped at Fox News reporter Peter Doocy after a question about necessity to wear a mask if “you’re fully vaccinated.”
It happened during the President’s speech at the White House about the requirement for millions of federal workers to get vaccinated. At the moment when Biden was about to leave the podium in the East Room, Doocy asked his question, referring to Biden’s own words that “if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask.”
“No I didn’t say that,” Biden responded. “I said if you’re fully vaccinated in an area where you do not have – well, let me clarify that…”
Doocy didn’t let the president to finish.
“In May, you made it sound like a vaccine was the ticket to losing the masks forever,” the correspondent clarified.
Doocy vs. Biden ????— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 29, 2021
Doocy: You said if you were fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask.
Biden: I didn't say that.
Doocy: You did.
Doocy: In May, you made it sound like the vaccine was the ticket to lose the mask forever.
Biden: That was true at the time. pic.twitter.com/0ITF0GZZqM
“That was true at the time!” a visibly agitated president shot back. “Because I thought there were people who were going to understand that getting vaccinated made a gigantic difference. What happened was, a new variant came along, they didn’t get vaccinated, it was spread more rapidly, and more people were getting sick. That’s the difference.”
Then Biden just took off.
Folks, if you’re fully vaccinated — you no longer need to wear a mask.— President Biden (@POTUS) May 13, 2021
If you’re not vaccinated yet — go to https://t.co/4MYpWqXVVo to find a shot, and mask up until you’re fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/qcyG2WyCG2