Biden appears happy to lose mask in Europe yet insists on wearing it during domestic engagements

President Joe Biden is wrapping up the first leg of his European trip, heading to Glasgow after an action-packed few days in Italy – where the 78-year-old seemed to largely shun face masks. 

Photos of Biden meeting with Pope Francis, French President Emmanuel Macron and others one-on-one show the Democrat and fellow G-20 leaders mask-free even when in close contact. 

When gathered in large groups it appears world leaders for the most part covered their faces.

But Biden’s maskless appearance during more intimate moments of his trip to Rome draw a stark contrast to when he’s seen at the White House wearing one even among his fully-vaccinated White House staff.

The president’s trip began last week in Vatican City, where he was given an unprecedented 90 minute audience with the pope. 

Biden removed his mast upon arrival at the Vatican gates, and did not appear to replace it

Biden removed his mast upon arrival at the Vatican gates, and did not appear to replace it

Biden removed his mast upon arrival at the Vatican gates, and did not appear to replace it

He seemingly didn't wear a mask for the duration of his meeting with the 84-year-old head of the Catholic Church

He seemingly didn't wear a mask for the duration of his meeting with the 84-year-old head of the Catholic Church

He seemingly didn’t wear a mask for the duration of his meeting with the 84-year-old head of the Catholic Church

Biden was seen pulling down his mask in a crowded room to speak with Indian Prime Minister Modi

Biden was seen pulling down his mask in a crowded room to speak with Indian Prime Minister Modi

Biden was seen pulling down his mask in a crowded room to speak with Indian Prime Minister Modi

He didn't wear one when meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in a bilateral summit

He didn't wear one when meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in a bilateral summit

He didn’t wear one when meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in a bilateral summit

In most other group settings Biden and other world leaders adhered to mask recommendations

In most other group settings Biden and other world leaders adhered to mask recommendations

In most other group settings Biden and other world leaders adhered to mask recommendations

He arrived with First Lady Jill Biden and shook hands with Vatican greeters before entering for his meeting with Pope Francis. Nobody immediately involved save for Biden’s Secret Service detail was wearing a mask after the president removed his upon stepping out of one of his 85-car motorcade.

Later when images emerged of Biden and the 84-year-old head of the Catholic Church, there were no face coverings in sight. 

As of October 1 Vatican City rules state that people must show proof of vaccination, negative test or recovery from COVID to enter the territory. 

Tourists looking to visit the Vatican itself are required to wear a face covering the entire time.

Later at the G20 summit, Biden held a bilateral meeting with France’s Macron where neither were seen wearing masks. 

And while leaders and other officials attending the global summit largely chose to wear masks during group events, Biden was seen speaking with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his mask around his chin.

Biden is often seen wearing a mask when departing for Marine One on the White House South Lawn

Biden is often seen wearing a mask when departing for Marine One on the White House South Lawn

Biden is often seen wearing a mask when departing for Marine One on the White House South Lawn

He also wears masks to events outside of the White House unless delivering remarks

He also wears masks to events outside of the White House unless delivering remarks

He also wears masks to events outside of the White House unless delivering remarks

The president is seen with his face covered even when visiting places like classrooms and factories

The president is seen with his face covered even when visiting places like classrooms and factories

The president is seen with his face covered even when visiting places like classrooms and factories

Modi wasn’t wearing a mask at all. Others spotted at the indoor event had their faces covered. 

At one point during the same event Macron is seen embracing Modi – the former was wearing his mask and the latter still was not.

In comparison, Biden’s trip to Cornwall in June for the G7 summit saw world leaders making more of a point to observe indoor mask recommendations.

Save for when speaking to media, Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson were seen indoors at their meeting ahead of the summit masked-up.

Back home at the White House the president appears to be more mindful to observe COVID precautions in front of the cameras.  

He’s regularly seen wearing a mask when departing the White House for Marine 1. When touring factories, classrooms and other domestic engagements the president often chooses to cover his face unless he’s speaking.

Link hienalouca.com

Advertising:

Tips to Find Low Priced Luxury Holiday Package Deals Fast

For most families, it has already been a common practice to spend the Holiday season in a foreign location. This is caused by the aviation market changes which have given a lot of benefits for people who travel a lot. Airfares going to different tourist destinations are becoming more inexpensive. What does this mean? If there is a perfect time to purchase luxury holiday package deals, now it the right time! Based on the market trend nowadays, you can save both money and time when you go for a luxury holiday. There are countless offers that combine travel and accommodation in one package which is a lot cheaper than getting separate deals. Aside from that, it is also risky to individually book the services that you need for the vacation. You might end up missing out on some important details of the trip. Unlike when you take advantage of luxury holiday package deals, you can be sure that everything is organized meticulously and according to what you really need. Nonetheless, you would still need to carefully select the package that would fit your needs. Review the following tips in getting packages that are reasonably priced. · Normally, luxury tour packages include accommodation, flight travel and transportation to individual tourist destinations. It would be best to choose the complete package so you won’t have to worry about other vacation elements. In addition to that, these are the packages that have the biggest discounts. · You can get big mark down prices, if you will purchase more packages. It is not a bad idea to share the wonderful moment with your loved ones. By doing so, you would not only enjoy, you will also save more money. You can even use your savings for other activities on your vacation. · It would be best to know how much you are willing to pay for the luxury tour packages. You can already work around your budget. You have to stick to your budget. If not, you might end up spending a lot and you will be left with less money for your vacation. · Prices may vary depending on the destination of the tour. You can do a research about places that are attractive yet inexpensive. There are thousands of destinations and you just have to choose wisely. · There are packages that include recreational activities. This means that you are paying for all the activities when you purchase these packages. The right thing to do is to make sure that the activities that are included would be the ones that you really enjoy. There is no sense in paying for activities that will not really make your vacation memorable. If you are going with friends, you should also consider their preferences so that you can be sure that everyone will enjoy the trip. There are other ways on how you can be sure that you are getting the best deal for your luxury holiday vacation. No matter how you choose to do it, you have to get adequate information about the packages. This will help you determine whether it is worth the price.

(Total views: 68 Time, 1 visits per day)

Leave a Reply