Following the news that Donald Trump and his staff likely hosted an unmasked "super spreader" event in the White House Rose Garden, many, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, criticized the President for his disregard for basic safety protocols.
Pelosi: Trump’s behavior was a ‘brazen invitation’ for coronavirus infection https://t.co/9Cg6ieY9tc— Gregg Jarrett (@Gregg Jarrett)1601725313.0
Responding on Twitter to one of Pelosi's remarks from last week, the President decided to address her claims of recklessness with a sexist dig at her appearance.
Wear your mask in the “beauty” parlor, Nancy! https://t.co/z3JAxwrXTi— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1602034526.0
Trump was likely also referencing a trip Nancy Pelosi took to a California salon in September, where security footage showed she was not wearing a mask.
Despite no major complications arising from the visit, conservative media seized upon the incident as an example of hypocrisy that undercut Democrats' calls for mask mandates.
@realDonaldTrump Pelosi did not put a nation in danger, you did. Pelosi was not infected, you were and still are.… https://t.co/L2ABYvnYqU— @Biden&HarrisAreTheHope-Trump&PenceAreTheHatred (@@Biden&HarrisAreTheHope-Trump&PenceAreTheHatred)1602057755.0
@realDonaldTrump Over 209K people are dead because you hid the truth from the American people, you flaunted your “t… https://t.co/HT321dkTUK— Dawn Clark (@Dawn Clark)1602063419.0
Most reasonable people would probably agree, however, that visiting a salon without a mask and hosting a large-scale, maskless event for many of the nation's most powerful politicians are two very different scenarios.
Either way, the President should never be stooping so low as to insult a female Congresswoman's appearance.
I’ve noticed, in life, that men who disparage women’s looks don’t generally resemble Adonis. https://t.co/7036A3ztWG— Niall Stanage (@Niall Stanage)1602036015.0
@realDonaldTrump Imma say this SLOWLY so you can understand: First, a 74 year old man don’t need to put “beauty” i… https://t.co/fBq5nlfA9a— Vote dammit (@Vote dammit)1602055213.0
@realDonaldTrump you seem sane— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1602034729.0
There were many online who wondered whether the President's current course of medication may be influencing his tweets.
@realDonaldTrump Side effects of dexamethasone may include psychosis, delirium and mania. Paging Dr Conley for a ps… https://t.co/F73fNKPxWl— Pete 🇺🇸🆘 (@Pete 🇺🇸🆘)1602035140.0
@realDonaldTrump You didn't wear mask and that's why you're like this. Shut up https://t.co/GDjaqOZUk1— AltNSA (@AltNSA)1602034567.0
Most Americans are far more worried about the effect the pandemic has had on the state of our nation, but the President spends his time tweeting petty insults.
After ending negotiations on a coronavirus relief bill this afternoon until after the election, Trump has tweeted h… https://t.co/q8y7oPkBDZ— Amy Siskind (@Amy Siskind)1602037627.0
@realDonaldTrump Its weird that you complain about Pelosi not wearing a mask in a beauty parlor which led to zero a… https://t.co/DCJO3vXPnb— Jar Jar Trumps (@Jar Jar Trumps)1602038618.0
Can you believe it? Trump tweeting about Nancy Pelosi going to the beauty parlor. This is the guy that takes 2 hour… https://t.co/DoJEFLnZsG— Frederick987 (@Frederick987)1602046779.0
@realDonaldTrump Judging by your spray tan and pompadour you spend more time at the beauty parlor than Pelosi.— Pat Michaelowitz (Michaels) (@Pat Michaelowitz (Michaels))1602034770.0
@realDonaldTrump 43,660 new cases of COVID today because trump was negligent. No one else to blame but him, he call… https://t.co/zCsgXllnxM— Mia Michaels (@Mia Michaels)1602035573.0
President Trump is rapidly approaching the November elections and, in the eyes of many online, it is already too late for him to prove he cares about the safety and wellbeing of the average American.