Trump Mocks 'Politically Correct' Laura Ingraham For Wearing Mask At Packed Rally

Mary Papenfuss
·Trends Reporter, HuffPost
·3-min read

President Donald Trump teed off on one of his favorite Fox News personalities Friday when he mocked Laura Ingraham for wearing a face mask to protect herself from COVID-19.

“I do believe Laura Ingraham is here someplace. Where is Laura? Where is she?” Trump asked, scanning the crowd at his rally in Waterford Township, Michigan.

“I can’t recognize you. Is that a mask?” the astonished Trump asked. “No way! Are you wearing a mask? I’ve never seen her in a mask. Look at you!”

“She’s being very politically correct,” he mocked. “Whoa! Whoa!”

The Trump administration’s own Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommends wearing a face mask in public to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, especially in a jam-packed crowd where few others are wearing masks.

The U.S. is currently experiencing a record-breaking surge of cases, and more than a quarter of a million people in the country have now died of COVID-19.

Trump earlier this year slammed Reuters’ White House correspondent Jeff Mason as being “politically correct” when he refused to remove his mask while asking a question at a press conference. Mason later posted a link to the CDC guidelines for wearing a mask.

As for Ingraham, who dismisses the threat of the virus to her Fox News viewers, she was shredded for her double standard on Twitter.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.