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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:31 PM

NOT A "GOOD LOOK" - White House balked on masks in February due to optics

LONG report.



Not a 'good look': White House fight over masks signaled Covid-19 plans running awry

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/01/politics/white-house-face-masks-coronavirus-culture/index.html

CNN)The first masks arrived on the White House grounds in February by special order of the National Security Council, mobilizing early on to address the emerging threat of the coming coronavirus. Job One in their emergency response was to take personal precautions, preparing for the critical work at hand, multiple officials tell CNN.

But word that some NSC staffers were being told to wear masks quickly made its way back to the West Wing and it wasn't long before a sharp dictum came down.

"If you have the whole West Wing running around wearing masks, it wasn't a good look," one administration official recalled of the directive that came down from senior staff and lawyers.

The West Wing wanted to "portray confidence and make the public believe there was absolutely nothing to worry about," the official said, revealing the image-conscious reason for the opposition to masks for the first time.

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Reply NOT A "GOOD LOOK" - White House balked on masks in February due to optics (Original post)
underpants Oct 2020 OP
dalton99a Oct 2020 #1
dchill Oct 2020 #2
malaise Oct 2020 #3
Johnny2X2X Oct 2020 #4
dhill926 Oct 2020 #5
underpants Oct 2020 #6
underpants Oct 2020 #7
BlueSpot Oct 2020 #8
UpInArms Oct 2020 #9

Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:33 PM

1. Kick

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:38 PM

2. You know what's not a good look?

212,000 coffins.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:40 PM

3. 211,000+ dead people - that's a great look

Thanks Killa Con

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:45 PM

4. Pardon my French

But FUCK these assholes!!!! 211,000 dead! Many because the White House didn't think masks were a good look. FUCK YOU TRUMP AND FUCK YOUR WHOLE WHITE HOUSE!!!

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:57 PM

5. your French is immaculate...

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 03:11 PM

6. Oui

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:07 PM

7. Kick

In light of the news tonight.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:14 PM

8. Wonder how it's looking now. n/t

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2020, 12:14 AM

9. I just didn't know that it was such a fashion statement

I just thought that death was unbecoming

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