Tone deaf White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows justifiably got torched on social media Friday after emerging to brief reporters about the president’s “mild” coronavirus symptoms without wearing a mask.
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) October 2, 2020
While standing barefaced in front of a semi-circle of masked reporters on the White House driveway, Meadows also predicted there will be more coronavirus cases emanating from the White House.
“As this virus continues to go on, other people in the White House will certainly have a positive test result,” Meadows said, adding, “we’ve got the mitigation plan in place.”
He didn’t indicate if the expectation of additional cases was based on the fact that Trump, wife Melania and senior adviser Hope Hicks were COVID-19 contagious and maskless in the White House before testing positive and being isolated from others.
“As this virus continues to go on, other people in the White House will certainly have a positive test result, and we've got the mitigation plan in place,” White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says. https://t.co/wQKh0mphaP pic.twitter.com/zfByPP7qCk
— CNN (@CNN) October 2, 2020
When asked why he wasn’t wearing a mask after being exposed to someone with the virus, Donald Trump’s chief of staff offered up this:
“I’ve obviously been tested. We’re hopefully more than six feet away and if there’s any concern there from a guidance standpoint — we have protocols in place.”
Some of the the Twitter reactions:
“Still not wearing a mask is peak ironic stupidity and why the entire stupid White House might have COVID-19.”
“Mark Meadows and the rest of Hope hicks’ and Trump’s contacts should be immediately quarantined for 14 days. Full stop.”
“These people are deadly.”
Mark Meadows out there talking about trump having mild symptoms and STILL NOT WEARING A MASK is peak ironic stupidity and why the entire stupid White House might have COVID-19.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 2, 2020
#Fact: Someone who has tested negative for the #coronavirus can then test positive a mere few hours later. Such is the nature of viral replication.@MarkMeadows and the rest of Hope Hicks’ and Trump’s contacts should be immediately quarantined for 14 days. Full stop.#COVID19 https://t.co/JzGZjboNdp
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) October 2, 2020
The only thing that comes to mind when I hear Mark Meadows speak is that he’s a lying deranged moron who trafficked in racist birtherism and is still refusing to wear a mask even though his dumbass works in a hot spot for a deadly virus.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 2, 2020
The Trump White House is infested, essentially a coronavirus epicenter, with everyone there, and Trump GOP, all potential super-spreaders.
Yet Mark Meadows is out there without a mask. Has he been tested?
Seriously. These people are deadly . Trump runs a goddam Death Cult. pic.twitter.com/8bVmuv7sg4
— PassMeAPickle (@CeeLeeMusic) October 2, 2020