After months of strict COVID restrictions, President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden posed maskless with former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn Carter. The First Couple took the photo along their “Getting America Back on Track” tour in the Carter’s Georgia home.
Former President’s Carter Center tweeted out the photo, tagging both Bidens. Both Carters are nonagenarians, Jimmy is 96-years-old and Rosayln is 93.
But most who saw the picture criticized the Biden’s for removing their masks. Especially since at their ages, the Carter’s are vulnerable to the coronavirus. It’s also because President Biden, who is vaccinated, still wears a mask even outside, despite CDC guidance.
The Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy accused the President of mixed messaging. “Biden wears a mask when he is on Zoom calls but not when he is posing with a 93 year old, because Science,” he wrote in a tweet.
Obianuju Ekeocha, an author who describes herself as “pro-life, pro-woman, pro-family, pro-marriage and pro-Africa” also called out the Bidens for wearing masks “EVERYWHERE” but not on this occasion.
The Money Mevaser contributor Joel M. Petlin suggested that the Biden’s are putting on a show when they choose to wear and not wear their masks.
Yet others were not so worried about the risk of the four infecting each other with the virus. Instead, they accused the Biden’s of virtue signaling.
This was the first time the two couples have met in person since Biden became President.
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BREAKING: Trump ordered to pay over $350M, barred from operating his business in NY in civil fraud case ruling
Former President Donald Trump and his business empire faced a significant setback as a New York judge ruled against them in a civil fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The 92-page ruling, handed down by Judge Arthur Engoron, barred Trump from operating his business in New York for three years and imposed over $350 million in damages.
The case, which unfolded over months of trial proceedings, stemmed from allegations that Trump inflated his assets and engaged in fraudulent practices. Engoron’s ruling cited a litany of charges, including persistent fraud, falsifying records, issuing false financial statements, and conspiracy to commit fraud.
Moreover, the judge imposed restrictions on key figures within the Trump Organization, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, barring them from serving in certain corporate roles in New York for a specified period.
Engoron’s scathing assessment of Trump’s testimony during the trial further undermined the former president’s credibility. The judge criticized Trump for evasive responses and irrelevant digressions, highlighting the detrimental effect on his credibility.
In response to the ruling, Trump’s attorney, Christopher Kise, lambasted the court’s decision, alleging political bias and a disregard for established legal principles. Kise argued that the evidence presented during the trial failed to support the allegations of fraud and emphasized Trump’s substantial net worth.
Kise’s assertions were echoed by Alina Habba, another attorney representing Trump, who denounced the verdict as a “manifest injustice” resulting from a politically motivated witch hunt.
Throughout the proceedings, Trump consistently dismissed the trial as politically motivated, accusing both Engoron and James of partisan bias. His legal team also criticized the absence of a jury in the trial, questioning the fairness of the proceedings.
Attorney General Letitia James, who spearheaded the lawsuit against Trump and his organization, portrayed the ruling as a victory for accountability and transparency in business practices. The lawsuit alleged fraudulent conduct and sought substantial financial penalties, a portion of which would contribute to the state treasury.
The fallout from the case extends beyond Trump and his business interests, with implications for the broader business community and the rule of law. The contentious nature of the trial and its outcome underscored deep divisions and raised questions about the integrity of the legal system.
Trump vows to appeal the decision.
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