Biden says wearing a mask despite being vaccinated is a ‘patriotic responsibility, for God sake’

When asked about wearing a mask despite being fully vaccinated, President Joe Biden said “it’s a small precaution to take that has a profound impact. It’s a patriotic responsibility, for God sake.”

NBC host Craig Melvin said many people are looking forward to shedding their masks after being double vaccinated, and asked Biden if he will be one of them.

“Are you going to be one of these folks now? Are we no longer going to see the president of the United States outside with a mask on” he asked.

Biden said when he is outside people frequently come up to him, so he’ll keep the mask on.

“So look,” Biden continued, “you and I took our masks off when I came in, because look at the distance we are, but if we were in fact sitting there talking to one another close, I’d have my mask on and I’d imagine you’d have your mask on even though we’ve both been vaccinated.”

Biden says he is doing it for other people that the vaccinated person may come in contact with.

“It’s making sure your wife, your children, you’re, if in fact they haven’t been vaccinated, making sure that they’re not going to get sick,” Biden said.