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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for a nationwide mask mandate, telling ABC News host George Stephanopoulos that it’s “definitely long overdue” and claiming that so-called “real men wear masks.”

She made the remarks while speaking Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week.”

Watch: JUST IN: @GStephanopoulos : “Is it time to mandate the wearing of masks across the country?” “Definitely long overdue for that,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, adding that the CDC recommended use of masks but did not mandate it as to “not offend” Pres. Trump. https://t.co/y2qk2iXUsd pic.twitter.com/GTJ8UUieKm — This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 28, 2020 “Is it time to mandate the wearing of masks across the country?” Stephanopoulos asked her.

“ Oh, [it’s] definitely long overdue for that ,” the word-skipping speaker replied. “ And my understanding [is] that the Centers for Disease Control has recommended the use of masks, but not to demand — required it, because they don’t want to offend the president .”

A quick Internet search with Google produced no results, no evidence whatsoever to corroborate the bizarre conspiracy theory that the CDC is refraining from issuing a mask mandate because it doesn’t want to offend President Donald Trump.

“ And the president should be [an] example ,” Pelosi continued. “ You know, real men wear masks. Be an example to the country and wear the mask, not only to pro — it’s not about protecting yourself. It’s about protecting others and their families .”

The primary purpose of a face mask is to prevent others from contracting the coronavirus. But since the president and other White House officials/aides are constantly, “ repeatedly ” tested, he has no real need to wear a mask.That Pelosi desires him to wear a mask anyway certainly speaks to the […]


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