Psaki says Biden not wearing mask at restaurant was just ‘moments in time that don’t reflect overarching policy’

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday excused President Biden’s decision to not wear a mask inside a DC restaurant as “moments in time that don’t reflect overarching policy.”

Psaki defended Biden after he became the latest high-profile Democrat to flout mask mandates despite advocating for others to comply with them. DC requires restaurant customers to wear masks if they aren’t actively eating or drinking.

Biden was photographed walking through DC’s Fiola Mare restaurant Saturday night without a mask. He later left the business with an also un-masked first lady Jill Biden.

“I think what you are referring to is a photo of them walking out of a restaurant after they had eaten, mask in hand — where they had not yet put them back on yet,” Psaki said at her daily press briefing.

“I would say, of course, there are moments when we all don’t put masks back on as quickly as we should.”

But Psaki added, “I don’t think we should lose the forest for the trees here — in that our objective here is to get more people vaccinated, make sure that schools and companies around the country can put in place requirements to save more lives and keep more people safer.”

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