A CNN reporter angrily whined about President Trump triumphantly removing his mask outside the White House Monday night, leading the President’s campaign staff to release video of the very same reporter casually removing her own mask inside the White House after cameras had stopped rolling.
CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins commented on Trump’s return from Walter Reed hospital, seeming to be bitter about the level of care he received, and complained about Trump urging Americans not to live in fear.
“What the president is portraying by taking his mask off when he gets back to the Truman balcony to give this grand return to the White House, is that everything is fine and, as he said, don’t let coronavirus control your life,” Collins stated.
“But that is very much still a president who has coronavirus,” Collins continued, adding “Despite the lights and the flags and the staged entrance that the president wants to create, he still has coronavirus and he is only a few days into the diagnosis.”
Collins also tweeted out the video clip, adding the comment “Only days into his diagnosis, the first thing President Trump does when he gets back to the White House is take his mask off.”
Only days into his diagnosis, the first thing President Trump does when he gets back to the White House is take his mask off. pic.twitter.com/kyqvHcSbIl
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 5, 2020
The Trump campaign noted that when Collins herself takes off her own mask inside the White House, apparently that is not a problem:
CNN reporters like Kaitlin Collins obsess over masks when the cameras are on, but when they think they’re off, off comes their masks!pic.twitter.com/IpPSvgDqhc
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 5, 2020
How dare the leader of the country make a stand, urging people not to live in fear, and how dare he want things to return to normal!
What would you like him to do? Start crying like a little bitch so you can report that he’s …crying like a little bitch? He could have a hazmat suit on and you would report … he’s a fucking lunatic in a hazmat suit. You hate him. Just report that. https://t.co/ZSDOuP1Rg6
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 6, 2020
Which is fine. No one is near him. https://t.co/aX584Xhs16
— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 5, 2020
You can dislike how Trump has handled the covid messaging and still acknowledge that he isn't endangering anyone by standing 100 ft. from everyone else outside. https://t.co/3rXMCSZZkb
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 5, 2020
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) October 6, 2020
Are you truly this stupid? Do you see anyone else anywhere near him? Are you sleeping with your mask on? Wearing it alone in the bathroom? Are you showering with it? https://t.co/vyUyRACKNH
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) October 6, 2020
Clearly not, as the video evidence shows. She just hates the orange man.
The closest human being to him is about 100 feet away.
Can you please stop pandering? https://t.co/VeEYfEK5sP
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) October 6, 2020
What are you? Like a mask nanny? Seriously. Stop. https://t.co/tbRcTWQ7BZ
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) October 6, 2020
Other leftist media broadcasts complained that Trump “looks like he has makeup on, which means somebody had to get close enough to make up his face with his favourite orange patina,” while also proclaiming that Trump’s stance and salute on the balcony was a “Mussolini moment”, and that he appeared like “a member of the old Russian Tsar family”:
BREAKING VIDEO: Trump salutes Marine One after taking his mask off. MSNBC calling it a “Mussolini Moment.”CNN calling it “something out of North Korea.” pic.twitter.com/Y9Q9cd7lrG
— Anoncat ☭ ➐ (@anoncatanoncat) October 5, 2020