President Donald Trump recently visited Ohio for a political rally near Dayton.
Before the President took the stage, Republican Lt. Governor Jon Husted was brought on to "warm up" the crowd.
As part of his remarks, the Ohio politician mentioned that, when they were required to wear a mask, Trump supporters should wear the President's branded masks!
Unfortunately for Husted, he was met with a deafening chorus of boos from the crowd who didn't seem to appreciate a politician saying they should occasionally be wearing face masks.
Lt. Governor Jon Husted (R-OH) tries to promote pro-Trump masks at today's rally ... and is met with a huge chorus… https://t.co/ThSIqkJtl2— The Recount (@The Recount)1600721535.0
Lt. Governor Jon Husted was to warm up the Dayton crowd for President Trump. He was booed loudly twice - once enco… https://t.co/M4jkyn8SUT— jackwindsor (@jackwindsor)1600724767.0
Glad to be in Dayton to welcome @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and support his policies that are pro-American business & p… https://t.co/Bcer2MmNDw— Jon Husted (@Jon Husted)1600721022.0
Though Husted was encouraging the Trump voters to protect themselves and their families, Trump's rhetoric have turned masks a polarized issue in America.
As Husted began to speak about Trump-branded masks, the crowd started to boo.
"If you go into a grocery store where you've got to wear [a mask]...Hang on, hang on, just listen up. Just listen up."
@JonHusted @POTUS @realDonaldTrump I heard you got booed because you believe in science.— Nathan A. Stine (@Nathan A. Stine)1600722143.0
The program has begun. Now speaking is @JonHusted. Unfortunately, the event MC mispronounced his name as "Huh-sted,… https://t.co/IxueF5meSS— Andrew Tobias (@Andrew Tobias)1600719356.0
Props to @JonHusted here. He’s at least trying his best to do what few in the GOP seem willing to do: Lead. https://t.co/nelzaje2bD— Heath Mayo (@Heath Mayo)1600730640.0
After being unable to continue for several moments, Husted seemed to give in to the crowd's demands, saying:
"Alright, I get it!"
@JonHusted @POTUS @realDonaldTrump History will not be kind to you.— Quarantined in Columbus (@Quarantined in Columbus)1600724796.0
Why Trump’s supporters don’t believe in Science? Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted was booed while speaking at a Trump… https://t.co/sEY7HWHt2e— Managing Editor/Writer (@Managing Editor/Writer)1600736655.0
Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted was booed while speaking at a Trump rally for encouraging the President's supporters t… https://t.co/QpF8rhO2i7— Paul W.__🇳🇱__📚__🌷__☯️__🌈__🌊__🌎__ (@Paul W.__🇳🇱__📚__🌷__☯️__🌈__🌊__🌎__)1600783526.0
Someone in the crowd was even heard to shout over Husted:
"Not gonna work!"
@JonHusted @GovMikeDeWine @realDonaldTrump Seeing you laugh today about wearing a mask while pandering to science d… https://t.co/pklAxdA0EB— Brian Hayes (@Brian Hayes)1600728564.0
Over 200,000 people have now died from the virus in the United States.
But President Trump has insisted on turning masks into a partisan issue, despite experts agreeing they're probably the most effective way to combat the pandemic's spread.
When you spend years catering to and enabling extremists, and you draw the rigged maps that put them in office, don… https://t.co/REEEnx4xKO— David Pepper (@David Pepper)1600729565.0
What an embarrassment for @GovMikeDeWine and @JonHusted I believe this is a prime example of reaping what you s… https://t.co/jozMxXMPzC— Laura Kolaczkowski 😷😷😷😷 (@Laura Kolaczkowski 😷😷😷😷)1600778134.0
@thedailybeast They’re like middle schoolers at an assembly.— JAH (@JAH)1600733661.0
Though Husted is a Republican who's gotten behind President Trump, the President's supporters continue to show how little tolerance they have for any reasonable respect for science.